Heavy rains have affected the eastern part of the country in recent days. Photo: Taken from social networks

The Institute of Meteorology of Cuba has issued a Special Notice No. 1 due to the heavy and intense rains that have affected the provinces of Camagüey and Santiago de Cuba in the last 24 hours.

The hydrometeorological situation is due to the combination of a trough in the middle and upper levels of the troposphere over the Gulf of Mexico, a humid flow from the south in the lower levels and evening instability.

Weather stations have recorded accumulations of more than 100 millimeters in 21 locations, including Tele-correo Delicias, Acueducto Jesús Menéndez, Embalse Juan Sáez, and Tele-correo Bartle in Las Tunas, as well as Embalse Protesta de Baraguá in Santiago de Cuba.

These conditions of instability are expected to persist throughout the national territory in the coming days, which could generate activity of showers, rains and thunderstorms in much of the country.

It is recommended that the population take precautionary measures and be aware of the updates of the Institute of Meteorology to avoid material and human damage.

(With information from Insmet)