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60% chance of increased rain from La Niña, and Flooded Homes - Early September 2020

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60% chance of increased rain from La Niña


Posted 31/08/2020

There is a 60 percent chance of increased rainfall for most of  the remaining  months  of the year because of the La Niña phenomenon  say  weather forecasters

According to studies, there is a 60% probability of La Niña during the fall of the northern hemisphere and it will continue until winter 2020-21, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA,) National Weather Service and its affiliated institutions.

In Panama, the forecast period from August to October 2020 is determined as the months characteristic of the rainy season, with September and October being the months with the highest accumulated precipitation.

The forecasts of the Hydrometeorology department of the Electric Transmission Company, SA (Etesa) show accumulated rainfall expected for the months of August, September and October 2020.

In the province of Chiriquí, central Veraguas and south of the Ngäbe-Buglé region, there could be an increase in rainfall values between 10% and 20% compared to what normally occurs, according to the report.

Towards the south of Veraguas and the provinces of the Central Pacific regions (Herrera and Los Santos) and the Eastern Pacific (Coclé, West Panama, Panama and Darién), conditions characteristic of the period with normal rains are likely to be present. However, as a second scenario, a slight increase in rainfall is expected.

In Bocas del Toro, Norte de Veraguas and the province of Colón there could be normal conditions with a tendency to a decrease of up to 10% less in rainfall.

Within the forecast period, extreme events of short duration may occur.

The Regional Climate Perspective of the Central American Integration System indicates that during these months in Panama a greater presence of cloudy days and frequent rainfall will be observed



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68 homes damaged by rising river waters


Posted 08/09/2020

At least 68 homes in the Chepo district, east of Panama City  were affected by heavy rains and the   overflowing Bonete, Mamoní, La Primavera, and El Llano rivers, reported the National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) on Tuesday, September 8

According to the National Emergency Operations Center (COE), thirteen communities suffered property losses.

Sinaproc Directo Carlos Rumbo, who toured the affected sectors, said that from the early hours of Tuesday “the Orange Force will be bringing humanitarian assistance to these Panamanian families who lost material things.


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