The rains will continue in some mountainous localities and in the south of the central region of Cuba, where they may be strong and intense and will decrease in the west, reported this Saturday the Institute of Meteorology (Insmet).
“The cloudy bands with showers, rains and electrical storms will continue to affect the national territory, mainly the central region,” according to the new Insmet notice.
SPECIAL NOTICE #3
…the cloudy ones will predominate in the center, with numerous rains and electrical storms, which will be strong and intense in some localities, mainly in mountainous areas and on the south coast…
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— Forecast Center, Insmet (@cnp_insmet_cuba) June 4, 2022
The information adds that the winds can reach between 20 and 35 kilometers per hour and “up to 40 kilometers per hour in coastal areas, with higher gusts; in the east they will be from the south up to 25 kilometers per hour”.
The rains affected the western provinces and some areas of the center of the country since Friday and have left at least three dead, thousands of evacuees and damage to homes.
The Insmet specified in its Twitter account that the cloudy bands with strong showers advance from the south over the west and center.
The precipitation is associated with a “potential” tropical storm formed with the remnants of Hurricane Agatha, which has already hit Mexico.
The current season of tropical cyclones in the Atlantic (officially from June 1 to November 30) will be “very active”, according to Insmet, which foresees the formation of up to 17 tropical cyclones, of which 9 could reach the category of hurricane .
Of these, he estimates that there is an 85% chance that one will affect Cuba.
The last time a major hurricane hit the country was in 2017, when Irma crossed the north coast of the island from east to west, leaving 10 dead and material losses officially valued at 13,185 million dollars.