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Rains and hot weather forecast

According to the National Meteorological Office (Onamet) starting today, there will be an increase in rain and thunderstorms across the country and temperatures will continue to be high.

Onamet explained that the rains will be due to the high level of humidity and a weather front which is beginning to cross the country.

The rains are expected in the provinces of Hato Mayor, El Seibo, Monte Plata, Sánchez Ramírez, Duarte, María Trinidad Sánchez, Samaná, Hermanas Mirabal, Espaillat, La Vega, Monseñor Nouel, Santiago, Puerto Plata, Valverde, Santiago Rodríguez, Monte Cristi, Elías Piña, Dajabón, San Juan and Azua.

The Center for Emergency Operations (COE) in an 8pm report on Monday, 17 May 2017 has announced that it has declared 17 provinces under yellow and green alert due to possible flooding and mudslides as a weather front coming from the east of Cuba, brings rain over the next 24 to 48 hours.

The provinces under yellow alert are Puerto Plata and Espaillat (Moca). Others under green alert are: Monseñor Nouel, Barahona, La Vega, Elías Piña, San José de Ocoa, Pedernales, María Trinidad Sánchez, Montecristi, Duarte (especially Bajo Yuna), Santiago, Dajabón, Santiago Rodríguez, Valverde, San Cristóbal, and San Juan de la Maguana.

Onamet, the Meteorological Office, forecasts a significant increase in rain over the next 24 to 48 hours due to weather front located over the eastern part of Cuba causing cloud cover over the whole of the Dominican Republic.

Source: DR1, Lsitindiario

May 17, 2017

Category: DR News |

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