May 14, 2021

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The National Hurricane Center monitors the first system of the season in the tropical Atlantic

The National Hurricane Center began observing this Sunday the first system of the hurricane season in the tropical Atlantic, which so far has a 10-20% probability of development.

This was detailed to El Nuevo Día by meteorologist Ian Colón of the National Meteorological Service (SNM), who specified that it is a tropical wave that could bring rain to the island by the end This week. However, the long-term outlook remains uncertain.

"For this week we will see a pattern similar to today of high heat and little rain activity, but by the end of the week we will see a potential for more activity with the arrival of a tropical wave. Until now the probability of formation is low and although some development is possible, when it approaches us the conditions should not be very favorable for its development "he said.

According to the SNM, the probability of formation of this system during the next 48 hours is 10% and 20% within the next five days.

Colón indicated that for today the activity of rain it will be limited, although in the afternoon downpours could develop in sectors of the southwest. However, no significant rains are expected for the rest of the island, including the Carraízo reservoir basin, which woke up today with 37.37 meters of water, which translates to nine centimeters less than yesterday. In this way, the reservoir was placed 17 centimeters from reaching the control phase, which would be a rationing plan for the clients of the Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (AAA).

"So far no significant rain activity is looming in the Carraízo basin. We would have to wait for what these tropical systems bring with them "he acknowledged.

Meanwhile, he anticipated that the day will pass hot with temperatures between the low 80 degrees and high 90 degrees Fahrenheit in the urban and coastal areas of the island. Given this, he specified that the heat index could reach low 100 degrees.

"We also continue to have Sahara dust in the area, but it is decreasing. Visibility is increasing, but still misty conditions can be seen at a distance" , established.

Regarding maritime conditions, the expert asked small boat operators to exercise caution, since the offshore waves in most waters of the Atlantic and the Caribbean are up to 6 feet. Likewise, it indicated that the majority of the island's beaches have a moderate risk of marine currents.

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