Cold will persist in Guatemala this Christmas and temperature could drop to 2 degrees in the West

The Insivumeh reported on the weather conditions from December 20 to 24, 2021 and predicts low temperatures in the national territory.

Cold north wind is forecast gradually increasing (30 to 40 km / h), partly cloudy in regions from the north to the center of the country.

He explains that the prevailing meteorological conditions are favorable so that the low temperatures at night and early morning persist in the national territory, especially in the central and western highlands.

It recommends that the population bundle up as well as possible at night and early morning due to the low temperatures that persist during this week.

For the central plateau, which includes the capital, it is expected partially cloudy alternating with little cloudiness, possibility of drizzles in the early hours of the morning and late afternoon in mountain areas.

Cold at night and early morning especially in the central and western highlands, where the north wind will be light to moderate.

The maximum temperatures for the capital will be 24.0ºC to 26 degrees with minimum temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees.

The maximum for the central and western highlands of 21 to 25 degrees.

The minimums for the western highlands will be 2 to 4 degrees, decreasing as of Thursday, December 23.

Floods in Petén

The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (Conred) reported flooding in Petén and care in shelters during the cold season.

David de León, spokesman for Conred, reported that floods were recorded in the urban area of ​​Dolores, Petén, where 120 were affected and 20 houses with moderate damage.

Floods were also reported in two sectors of Sayaxché, resulting in 36 people affected and six houses damaged.

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He added that the Guatemalan territory remains under the effects of high pressure, which causes rain in some places.

He indicated that there is attention being maintained in the seven shelters, where in the last hours 53 people have been treated during the cold season.

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