To the period of hot weather that, according to experts, will last several days, a cloud of Saharan dust is expected to arrive to Puerto Rico and will impact the Dominican Republic starting this Tuesday.
This will cause the heat to increase and allergic processes to occur, as reported by meteorological analyst Jean Suriel in his social networks. “It is a moderate cloud, but it will stay until the weekend in our country, so rainfall will tend to be lower in the coming days,” said the expert.
In that sense, Suriel indicated that both events will make this week “very hot”, so the analyst recommended citizens to drink plenty of fluids, be in cool areas and wear light clothes.
“The hottest sensation will be registered between 11:00 in the morning and 4:00 in the afternoon. Respiratory, eye and skin allergies will increase in most of the country,” Suriel concluded.
This is happening while several provinces of the country, especially in the southern region, are recovering from the ravages caused by heavy rainfall caused by a trough, so the Emergency Operations Center (COE) decreased to 10 the provinces on yellow alert and increased to 9 those on green alert for possible urban and rural flash floods, flooding of rivers, streams and creeks, as well as landslides.
The provinces on yellow alert are: Azua, San Juan, Valverde, Santiago Rodríguez, Dajabón, Puerto Plata, Montecristi, Santiago, Independencia and Barahona.
While in green alert are: National District, La Vega, San Cristobal, San Jose de Ocoa, Pedernales, Santo Domingo, Peravia, Bahoruco and Elias Piña.
The COE asked people to refrain from crossing rivers, streams and creeks that present high volumes of water, not to make use of spas, due to the turbidity and the volume of water that they still maintain.