An unusual frontal system is making its way through the Dominican Republic. More than bringing chilly northern weather, the system has been about very strong wind gusts, abnormal swells especially on the Atlantic Coast, cloudy skies, short stormy rain, and impressive sunsets.
The National Meteorological Office (Onamet) says that the weather conditions will continue to be dominated by the frontal system as it brings humidity to our forecast area, and maintains a favorable environment for cloudy weather with moderate intensity downpours at times, thunderstorms and strong gusts of wind locally, especially towards the provinces through Wednesday, 7 February 2024.
Reports are the intense wind gusts caused major damages to farming in the C”onstanza valley area.
Rains are forecast for Montecristi, Dajabón, Puerto Plata, Barahona, Pedernales, Independencia, Azua, San Juan de La Maguana, Valverde, Santiago Rodríguez, Santiago, La Vega, Monseñor Nouel, San José de Ocoa, San Cristóbal, Peravia, Hermanas Mirabal, and Greater Santo Domingo.
The frontal system is expected to have moved on to Puerto Rico by Wednesday, leaving cloudy remnants and instability with weak to moderate rains and wind gusts, especially over the provinces of the northwest, north, northeast and Central Mountain Range.
The Onamet warns of possible flooding of rivers and streams, flooding in urban areas and landslides.
7 February 2024