Cold Front in Nicaragua
Cinthia Membreño | Jan 4, 2012
Low temperatures, moderate to strong winds, clear sky and big waves are some of its effects.
Since today, January 4, Nicaragua has had low temperatures caused by a front cold that has been moving through the Northeast. According to the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER), these conditions allow to have a chilly weather and moderate - strong winds, mainly in the Pacific Region of the country.
Martha Castillo, meteorologist at INETER, said in an interview given to El Nuevo Diario (national newspaper) that the low temperatures are caused by high pressure systems that are currently affecting the national territory. Example of this is the influence of a continental high pressure system that allows to have fewer clouds and isolated rains in the Atlantic region.
- Today's forecast*
INETER reports today on its website that the Pacific Region will have minimum temperatures ranging from 18 and 20 Cº. The Western side of the country will range between 17 and 19 Cº. Furthermore, there will be little cloudiness and winds of up to 35 kph.
In addition, the Northern and Central regions will have isolated rains and strong winds of up to 30 kph. The minimum temperatures will vary according to the position of each department. The average will between 13 and 21 Cº. Finally, the two autonomous regions will have a partially cloudy sky, scattered rains and minimum temperatures of 19 and 21 Cº.
The strong winds that will be present mainly in the Pacific region will produce big waves in both Nicaraguan littoral and lakes. INETER predicts waves measuring between 1.75 - 2.25 meters. Lake Cocibolca will have rain in its Southern end and waves ranging between 1.25 and 1.25 meters.
INETER recommends that small-scale vessels, mainly those located in the Gracias a Dios Cape and the Gulf of Fonseca, take their respective security measures for their crews. Life jackets, communication tools and emergency kits must be taken on board.