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The eastern region of Cuba is on hurricane alert due to the possibility of a tropical depression

The eastern region of Cuba is on hurricane alert due to the possibility of a tropical depression

In Cuba, the General Staff of National Civil Defense on Thursday issued a warning phase decision for the eastern provinces due to heavy rains. These are the territories of Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba, Holguin, Granma and Las Tunas. According to the Cuban Foundation, the wide area of ​​cloudy weather with rainfall, rain and thunderstorms in the Caribbean Sea was better organized.

Therefore, the possibility of the low pressure system developing during the next 24 to 48 hours may turn it into a tropical depression.

Likewise, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) on Thursday also announced the formation of the aforementioned depression. In its No. 1 warning about potential tropical cyclones, it warned that the disturbance in the western Caribbean Sea could develop into a tropical storm.

Meanwhile, a report issued at 4 p.m. by the Cuban Meteorological Institute (INSMET) predicted heavy rains in eastern Cuba.

INSMET also specified in its Special Notice No. 1 that rains in the eastern region of Cuba will continue as of Thursday afternoon. All this regardless of the future development of the low pressure area in the Caribbean Sea.

It should be noted that rain may be heavy in some areas during the next morning, and will even become heavy.

He also detailed information that significant accumulations of rain were reported between 11am and 1pm on Thursday.

We are talking about 51 mm of rain recorded at the meteorological station in Cabo Cruz, Granma. This panorama is associated with a wet trough and flow over the eastern half of Cuba, coming from a low pressure area in the Caribbean Sea.

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What do you do in light of these weather phenomena?

In addition, INSMET has added several recommendations based on the expected intensity of rainfall, and the hydrological situation associated with the rainfall. It is very important to pay attention and be vigilant to this weather condition.

Finally, it is recommended that residents stay informed of the development of this system through national media and official files.