Warning issued for rains and storms until Wednesday due to the passage of Tropical Wave # 43
The tropical wave will interact with a low pressure system and the Intertropical Convergence Zone. The rains will have varied intensity.
The National Civil Protection System of Panama ( Sinaproc ) issued a watchdog warning for rains and storms until Wednesday, October 20, due to the displacement of tropical wave # 43 of the season.
This tropical wave will be interacting with the Intertropical Convergence Zone and a low pressure system.
According to meteorological reports from ETESA's Hydrometeorology, unstable conditions are expected over the country. Abundant cloud cover, scattered rains with probable local wind gusts and electric shocks are expected. Episodes of heavy to very strong rains could be generated in the Central Cordillera, central and western provinces.
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.
- Do not drive at high speeds.
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.