Temperature, probability of rain, cloudiness and ultraviolet rays are some of the data you should know before leaving home. (Infobae/Jovani Pérez)
Beyond consulting the weather forecast to know what to wear or whether or not to carry a raincoat, the weather report is an instrument that has become essential for various sectors such as transportation (by sky, sea and land). , agriculture, tourism, disaster prevention, public health and even to carry out military operations.
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But if predicting the weather could be complex in itself, another variant is added: climate change, which has made the need to stay up to date even more urgent in order to act and adopt public policies that reduce disaster risks. such as alerts about floods, droughts, freezing waves, a bad landing and other related phenomena.
In this context, here is the weather report for the next few hours in Mazatenango:
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During the day the temperature will reach a maximum of 33 degrees, the rain forecast will be 66%, with cloudiness of 56%, while wind gusts will reach 22 kilometers per hour.
As for ultraviolet rays, they are expected to reach a level of up to 11.
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For the night, the temperature will reach 23 degrees, while the probability of precipitation will be 40%, with 99% cloudiness, while wind gusts will be 9 kilometers per hour at night.
The climate in this Guatemalan city is tropical with a subtype identified as Amazonian or sub-equatorial, that is, throughout the year there are high temperatures and too much rain.
In Mazatenango the dry season begins at the end of November and continues until the beginning of April. In the rest of the year, from May to October, rains prevail.
The driest month in this Guatemalan city is usually January, while the rainiest is October. In terms of temperatures, the warmest month is April, while the coldest is December.
Guatemala: between coasts and mountains
Being located in the Tropic of Cancer, the climate in the Central American country is mainly tropical.
However, the weather varies depending on the region of the country, whether it is in the plains and coasts or in the mountains.
On the coasts and plains, which covers most of Guatemala, the climate is mainly tropical, while in the mountainous areas the weather is dry and cool.
The rainy season in Guatemala begins in May and continues until October, while the dry season runs from December to April.
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