The Climate and Hydrology Research program informs that is currently monitoring a cold front, which is moving from the United States and that, if it keeps its current trajectory, it could affect Guatemala as of Thursday.
The effects of this cold front can include a significant increase of clouds, as well as rains, mainly in the Caribbean and north of Guatemala, and this could intensify on Saturday and Sunday, with moderate to strong winds.
As INSIVUMEH reports, winds could accelerate up to 50 to 60 kmh in the central regions of the country. Also, the governmental agency issued the following recommendations:
- SE-CONRED are to consider that the cold thermal sensation will continue through the weekend and that low temperatures could occur in the central and western highlands, enabling shelters as needed.
- To the people in general, to cover up to the best possible in nights and early mornings because of low temperatures.
- To the energy sector, to take into account that due to the wind speed that is forecasted some billboards and tree branches can fall causing damage to the electric web.
- Car drivers are to take into account that asphalt can be slippery due to the light drizzles in the mornings and afternoons, as well as the strength of the winds can mainly affect when crossing bridges.