With the incidents happening due to the rainy season, the question is when will the rain stop? And according to the Answer, Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEA) Not encouraging at all.
According to its latest report, mainly Arauca, Casanare, Meta and Vichada will receive more than 20% and 30% of the rainfall in the first quarter of January-March. And the average excess will be between 10% to 20%.
The Meteorological Authority assures that January is “one of the months that makes up the season with the lowest rainfall of the year in a large part of the country: the Andean region, the eastern part of the Caribbean region and on the Orinoquia”, but the Pacific region and The Amazonian trapeze would have the aforementioned growth.
As of 17 January, the National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (Ungrd) reports that more than 66 municipalities are on red alert due to hydrological conditions, and 148 are on between medium and high due to landslides.
The first breath will come in February, as the idiom is expected to be above normal with more contraction over the Caribbean region and the eastern plains.
“In the south of the Andean region, the amount of precipitation has decreased compared to last month, but in the center of the region, it is normal to continue with some rain, especially in the coffee region,” he explained in his. Report good.
In the case of the Amazon, it will be the month that receives more rain, mainly in the Amazon trapez and the Putumayo foothills, the same trend will be observed in the Pacific region with maximum values in the west of the department. Uncle’s
However, the rain would return to the deck. Although Idem expects them to be above normal for the season, insisting that it is “the first season of the year with little rainfall and the first rainy season – centered on April and May – for the Andean region”. There is a transition month.
Thus, rainfall over the Andean region, which was reeling from a quiet February, will increase even further than the levels achieved in January.
For the third month of the year, the report also predicted that “abundant rains continue in the Pacific region and may be slightly higher than in February. Gradual increase in amounts from south to north over the Colombian Amazon and Orinoquia”. Present.
According to meteorologist Daniel Yuche, the time to use fewer umbrellas will begin in May, just before the start of the second half of the year.
“It is possible that the February-April quarter will see a transition to neutral conditions, which could be established during the March-May quarter with a probability of 82%,” he said.
For now, Ungrid’s figures show that more than 10,600 people have been affected and around 428 homes have reportedly been damaged.