Quito, Guayaquil Ecuador: Expected continued rains over next three days

Posted on May 17, 2017 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency, Weather/Climate

eluniverso.com (machine translated)The rain that fell yesterday afternoon flooded sectors like Urdenor, in Guayaquil. The water level overcame the curbs. Sandra Miranda

For the next few days in the Costa region, heavy rains are still expected in provinces like Guayas, Esmeraldas and Los Ríos, according to projections by the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology ( Inamhi ).

In the course of the week the forecast for the coastal profile is of lower intensity rains, according to Fabio Bellacanzone, technician of the body.

Meanwhile, in Guayaquil, heavy rains are expected along with thunderstorms. Late yesterday, in the Main Port was registered a rain that flooded sectors like Urbanor, in the north.

Meanwhile, in Guayaquil rainfall is expected accompanied by thunderstorms. Yesterday afternoon, in the Main Port there was a rain that inundated sectors such as Urdenor, Urdesa and the Daule road in the north.

The water level recorded in only two hours is rated by Pablo Llerena, the institution’s technician, as the highest peak in precipitation in 42 years in the north of Quito, if analyzed only in the months of May.

According to Llerena, the highest recorded peak prior to this was 54 millimeters.

Although probably not with the intensity of Monday’s rainfall, the Inamhi predicts that the rains will continue in Quito, as well as in the inter-Andean alley, in the next three days.

The analyzes predict a decrease in rains, both in frequency and intensity, for the last week of May.

For Llerena, the greater the moisture intake during the day, that can generate rain at any time. The warmth of the earth’s surface, plus the continuous humidity, explains the technician, causes a cloudiness that can include lightning storms, wind gusts and even hail.

According to the Inamhi, on Monday afternoon, northern Quito was the area where it rained the most, in the other provinces of the inter-Andean alley the average was within normal.

The explanation that there is heavy rains in Quito is linked to the convergence in Pichincha of winds coming in from the Amazon and Brazilian basins. Read Article


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