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Is there hope with the rains over the weekend?

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These are followed by the towns of The witches, in Canelones, with 38mm, the town of V. Rodríguez, in San José, with 34mm, and, finally, Charqueada, in Artigas, with 33mm. The three towns where no rainfall was recorded this Sunday were Flores, Paysandú and Río Negro.

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The town in Uruguay where it rained the most this last Saturday was José Pedro Varela, in Lavalleja, with 95 millimeters, according to Inumet. This locality was followed by Tupambaé in Cerro Largo with 68 mm, Javier de Viana in Artigas with 63 mm, and Los Arrayanes in Río Negro with 56 mm.

However, beyond how promising the rains can be, the big question is whether they were enough to get out of the drought that has been plaguing the country since the end of 2022. According to the meteorologist and specialist in climate and climate change, Mario Bidegain, “we have not come out of the drought south of the Rio Negro, but these rains have been a great help.”

On the other hand, according to the meteorologist, we must wait for the update of the Water Balance and the SPI (Standardized Precipitation Index) to have a more complete idea of ​​which departments are or are not in a meteorological drought.

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Source: Ambito

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