Local September 6, 2019 | 6:45 am

Rains and gusts of wind for this Friday due to the presence of a tropical wave

Downpours expected this Friday afternoon

  • Scattered showers and thunderstorms until the early hours of the night

The National Meteorological Office (Onamet), reported that this Friday a tropical wave is approaching, which could cause local downpours, thunderstorms, and gusts of wind over several provinces of the regions in the afternoon: northeast, southeast, Central mountain range, border area, and Greater Santo Domingo.

This Saturday the forecast predicts the humidity left by the tropical wave and the approach of a trough, will continue to cause clouds with showers that could be moderate, thunderstorms and gusts of wind mainly over provinces in the regions: northeast, southeast, North, southwest, Central mountain range and the border area.

The Onamet also indicated that Hurricane Dorian category 2, is located about 75 kilometers south/southeast Myrtle Beach South Carolina, with maximum winds of 165 kilometers per hour. It is moving north/northeast at about 17 kilometers per hour.

The agency explained that they are tracking a disorganized area that is located northeast, near Bermuda, with an average percentage of 20% chance of reaching the category of a tropical depression.

On the other hand, Tropical Storm Gabrielle is located 1,490 kilometers northwest of the Cape Verde Islands, its maximum sustained winds are 85 kilometers per hour and it’s moving northwestward at about 17 kilometers per hour.

Forecast by locations

Puerto Plata: scattered clouds most of the period.
Duarte: partly cloudy with short-term showers.
Constance: partly cloudy with isolated showers.
Peravia: scattered clouds.
San Pedro de Macorís: partly cloudy with possible isolated showers.
La Romana: cloudy with possible isolated showers.
La Vega: partly cloudy scattered showers.
Monsignor Nouel: partly cloudy sometimes.
San Cristobal: scattered clouds.
Samaná: partly cloudy sometimes.
Monte Cristi: scattered clouds.
Azua: scattered clouds to partly cloudy.
San Juan: scattered clouds in the midst of rain possible showers.
Barahona: partly cloudy with scattered showers.

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