Low temperatures will affect several regions of Guatemala. (Free Press Photo: Hemeroteca PL)
The Insivumeh informs that it keeps monitoring the approach of a cold front of moderate to strong characteristics that will affect the national territory as of this Thursday, February 18 at night.
This will cause partial to total clouds in regions from the north to the center of the country with rains and drizzles.
He announces that these conditions will persist for Friday the 19th and into the weekend.
From this Friday the wind will increase its speed between 40 to 60 km / h towards the north. In places where the wind blows, it will exceed 75 km / h.
It is recommended to take this information into account because there will be a sudden change in the warm conditions that have been occurring.
Starting this Thursday, the thermal sensation will decrease especially at night and at dawn with temperatures between zero ° C to 02 ° C in the western highlands and 10 ° C to 12 degrees in the capital, due to the increase in wind speed, at the cloudy ones and the drizzles or rains.
Insivumeh recommends the population to bundle up due to the drop in temperature.
The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (Conred) reports that this February 18 we continue with a warm and foggy environment during the day.
Also in the afternoon there may be some drizzles or short-term rains from the south to the center of the country.
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It warns that due to collisions of air masses in height, rain events with electrical activity can occur in high places.
David de León, spokesman for Conred, reported that the recommendations for this weekend is not to climb volcanoes due to the drop in temperature and the possible presence of rain.
Santa Maria volcano
Recommendations for wind speed:
▶ ️ Securing sheet ceilings
▶ ️ Avoid touching electrical cables
▶ ️ Remove objects that may fall pic.twitter.com/73NqRhju9L
– CONRED (@ConredGuatemala) February 18, 2021
Tragedy in 2017
In January 2017, what would be an excursion to the Acatenango volcano ended in a tragedy for a group of people, as lifeguards reported six dead tourists.
The strong wind and the rain that night felt made it difficult for the people to stay, who had reached the summit of the colossus.
The guide accompanying the group alerted the lifeguards, since all had complications in their health, due to the temperature that dropped drastically.