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Onamet reports a tropical wave with 70% chance of becoming a cyclone in 48 hours

The National Meteorological Office (Onamet) reported Sunday night that there is a tropical wave in the Caribbean Sea with a 70% probability of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, which will cause downpours and gusts of winds from this Monday in the country.

Gloria Ceballos, director of the entity, indicated, on her Twitter account, that the phenomenon is associated with an area of low pressure and is located in the eastern Caribbean Sea.

She also said that the tropical wave is moving west.

“It will cause, mainly during the afternoon and night, cloudy generators of moderate to strong downpours with electrical storms and gusts of wind towards several provinces of the Caribbean coastline,” he said.

Among the areas that will be impacted are the southeast region (including Greater Santo Domingo), the southwest, the southern slope of the Central mountain range, and the border area, among other nearby locations.

Abnormal winds and waves

Onamet recommended to the operators of the fragile, small, and medium-sized vessels that operate on the Caribbean coast to navigate with caution near the coastal perimeter and not venture out to sea, due to abnormal wind and waves.


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