Monday, December 4, 2023

Indirect effects of storm Franklin will continue to affect various parts of the country

Due to the rains that have occurred and those that are expected in the coming days, the National Meteorological Office (Onamet) maintains the meteorological warning and alert levels throughout the country after the passage of the tropical storm Franklinwhose indirect effects still affect the country.

During the morning there will be scattered clouds and little rainfall but, in the afternoon, they will begin cloud developments generators of downpourslocally moderate to strong, with electrical storms and occasional gusts of wind induced by a trough that emerges from the indirect effects of the phenomenon.

This, together with the flow of the southwest wind will provide rainfall until the early hours of the night in various provinces of the country, so the weather alert level is maintained at Dajabón, Puerto Plata, Valverde, Santiago Rodríguez and Montecristi.

The rest of the country’s provinces are under weather warningor, El Seibo, La Vega, San Pedro de Macorís, La Altagracia, Hato Mayor, San Juan, Peravia, San Cristóbal, Monte Plata, Elías Piña, Azua, El Gran Santo Domingo (including the National District), Sánchez Ramírez, Independencia , Barahona, Monsignor Nouel, Bahoruco, Pedernales, Duarte, San José de Ocoa, Santiago, La Romana, María Trinidad Sánchez, Samaná, Mirabal and Espaillat sisters.

Tomorrow, Saturday, the humidity and instability will remain so that there will be downpours, from moderate to strong at times, electric storms and wind gusts associated with the south/southwest wind flow brought by Tropical Storm Franklin over the North Atlantic.

These conditions will be more frequent and intense during the afternoon until the early hours of the night, towards towns in the northeast, southeast, Central Cordillera and the border area.

The center of Tropical Storm Franklin continues to move further away from the country, currently located near latitude 22.7 north and longitude 68.0 west, about 345 km east/northeast of Grand Turk Island.

Its maximum winds are 95 km/h with higher gusts, extending to about 165 km from its center, and moving east/northeast at about 9 km/h.

Onamet also reported an area of showers and thunderstorms Associated with a low pressure located about 1600 kilometers east/southeast of Bermuda (linked to the remnants of Storm Emily, with a high probability (about 50%) to become a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours.

In addition, there is a disorganized area of ​​downpours and thunderstorms linked to low pressure hundreds of kilometers west of Cape Verde Island, with low (about 20%) and medium chances to become a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours. .


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