The National Meteorological Service (SNM) issued a heat advisory and warning for different coastal regions of the island due to the high heat indices expected for today, Sunday.
According to the meteorologist Emanuel RodriguezAt the moment, heat indices are expected to fluctuate between 108 to 111 degrees Fahrenheit for municipalities located in the northwest area, the metropolitan area, the east and the interior east.
At the same time, Rodriguez pointed out that “for the central north, which are the municipalities that go from Arecibo to Dorado, Vieques and Culebra,” There is an excessive heat warning that predicts heat indices rising above 112 degrees.
On the other hand, Rodriguez pointed out that some sectors of western Puerto Rico would receive rain due to humidity and other local effects.
“The rain should be concentrated mostly in the mountain range and in the west, where we do have a high risk of seeing urban and stream flooding,” Rodriguez reported.
Regarding maritime conditions, the meteorologist warned that they would be becoming dangerous due to the passage of the now post-tropical cyclone Lee in the northern Atlantic Ocean.
“From 2:00 pm a warning comes into effect for operators of small boats, this for all the waters of the Atlantic, while bathers have a high risk of marine currents for the entire northern coast, going from Rincon to Fajardo, moderate for Vieques and Culebra,” Rodriguez explained.
Meanwhile, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) continues to monitor Tropical Storm Nigel, which, according to Rodriguez, It is expected to become the sixth hurricane of the season.
“It is quite high, much higher than the latitude of Puerto Rico”stated the meteorologist.
In the 5:00 am bulletin issued by the NHC, Nigel was positioned at latitude 23 North and longitude 48.6 West, with winds of 50 miles per hour (mph) and moving in a north, northwest direction at a translational speed of 14 mph.
According to that bulletin, Nigel is expected to become a hurricane starting Monday and “Depending on how this system plays out, it could be bringing another wave of storm surge later in the week (for Puerto Rico)”Rodriguez predicted.
The NHC is also monitoring a tropical wave that is beginning to leave Africa, although “at the moment it does not represent a danger to the Caribbean. But, naturally, we always remain alert to any changes,” Rodriguez reported.