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Rain and storm warnings issued until Wednesday due to the passage of Tropical Wave # 34

Rain and storm warnings issued until Wednesday due to the passage of Tropical Wave # 34

The rains, generated by the passage of the tropical wave that will interact with a low pressure system, will have varied intensity.
The National Civil Protection System of Panama (Sinaproc) issued a watchdog warning for rains and storms until Wednesday, September 8, due to the displacement of tropical wave # 34 of the season.

This tropical wave will be interacting with low pressure atmospheric systems and the Intertropical Convergence Zone.

The impacted areas are expected to be Bocas del Toro, Ngäbe-Buglé, Veraguas, Colón, Guna Yala, Emberá, Darién, Panama, Coclé, Herrera, Los Santos, Chiriquí and the maritime sectors of the Caribbean and Panamanian Pacific.

Accumulated maximum rainfall per day in low-lying and coastal areas is estimated between 15 to 50 MM or liters of water per square meter and in mountainous regions and mountain ranges with the possibility of significant amounts.

In previous days, Sinaproc explained that these are typical rains of the season and recommended that the population follow the rules of the authorities and rescuers in general:

To be pending in the updates of the notices and meteorological bulletins that the Direction of Hydrometeorology emits of the states of the weather.

Avoid carrying out any activity outdoors, in the presence of electrical activity.

Take precautionary measures and reminds them that under bad weather conditions there may be flooding of tributaries or streams, gusts of winds, frequent or occasional electrical activity.

According to the Directorate of Hydrometeorology of the Electric Transmission Company (Etesa), SA, the consecutive passage of tropical waves is expected, which will be interacting with the low pressure systems in this region.

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