New Cold Front for 72 Hours

The third cold front of the season will  enter Honduras by the Gulf of Honduras, causing mild to heavy rains in Cortes, Atlantida, Colon,  the Bay Islands, Yoro and with less intensity, in the rest of the country for 72 hours, according to the forecast of National Weather Service (NWS).

There will be abundant cloudiness,  and the northern gales could reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour on the western, southern and central front, especially in Tegucigalpa. Temperatures can drop to 12 degrees Celsius, with a greater intensity in the mountains, and waves are expected in the ocean that could be between 5 and 6 feet.

Under such conditions, the Permanent Contingency Commission (COPECO) recommends that people watch children, seniors and persons with disabilities as low temperatures can cause respiratory diseases.

People are advised not to take shelter under trees with extensive branches, as these could fall and endanger life. It is suggested residents prune large branches, primarily those near their homes, secure the roofs of houses and other shelters, particularly those of zinc sheeting, as they may break off and cause serious damage.

People who plan to visit different places inside the country are encouraged to do so between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm, as before or after those hours, the visibility decreases.

Any incidents may be reported to 229-0606, extension 113.

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