The subtropical cyclone yakecan already hit Uruguay Y Brazilbut the possibility that it will return with more force in the form of a hurricane over these territories during the night this Tuesday, May 17, and the early morning of Wednesday, May 18, is not ruled out.
The cyclone, baptized Yakecan by meteorologists -“the sound of the sky” in Tupi-Guarani-, hit Punta del Este with special harshnesswhile some areas of the City and the Province of Buenos Aires are also affected by this climatic phenomenon.
“The winds, which can have gusts of up to 100 kilometers per hour, will affect the City of Buenos Aires until the afternoon of this May 17 and the intensity will only decrease towards dawn, on the Atlantic Coast”, he explained to Telam the meteorologist of the National Meteorological Service (SMN), Cindy Fernández.
According to information from the SMN, all the Buenos aires city and its surroundings are under yellow alertthat is to say that they can be affected by “possible meteorological phenomena with the capacity for damage and risk of momentary interruption of daily activities”.
Also, the area of Tandil, Benito Juárez, Tapalqué, Azul, Rauch, Mar Chiquita, General Alvarado, Balcarce, General Guido, Maipú, General Puerredón, General Alvear, General Belgrano, General Paz, Las Flores, Lobos, Monte, Navarro, Roque Pérez and Saladillo.
Orange Alert: an extratropical cyclone hits Buenos Aires
However, some regions of the Buenos Aires province they are under Orange alertfor which “dangerous meteorological phenomena for society, life, property and the environment are expected”.
The areas that are under this alert are: Chascomús, Castelli, Dolores, Lezama, Magdalena, Punta Indio, Tordillo, General Lavalle, La Costa, Pinamar, General Juan Madariaga and Villa Gesell.
The cyclone hit Uruguay and southern Brazil
The subtropical phenomenon hit a large part of Uruguay during the afternoon of Monday 16 and all this Tuesday, May 17 and left a balance of one dead, since a 23-year-old man died when a palm tree fell on the house he was in in Montevideo.
The cyclone caused the sea to rise in the coastal areas, which impeded the transit of vehicles and even led the authorities to cancel classes due to highly dangerous weather. Among the most affected municipalities are Maldonado and Rocha.
For this reason, the Uruguayan National Emergency System (SINAE) established different evacuation centers in the most affected regions to receive families, especially those who live closer to the coast. The strong winds will last until next Wednesday, May 18, when the weather conditions begin to improve in Uruguay.
However, specialist Cindy Fernández explained to Telam that this phenomenon “will continue to move north and there will be warmer currents from Brazil, those that contribute to this cyclone continuing to transform and begin to be more tropical or hurricane”.
The south of Brazil, for its part, has already been affected by Cyclone Yakecan, which brought wind gusts greater than 100 kilometers per hour.
Similarly, the situation is far from improving in Brazil, since the winds could reach 110 kilometers per hour During the night of Wednesday, May 18, in the regions from the extreme south and east of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, where there were freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall, according to the Brazilian National Institute of Meteorology (INMET).
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