Peru: National weather service predicts increased rainfall until Thursday

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Peru’s National Service of Meteorology and Hydrology (Senamhi) reports that today until Thursday, heavy rains will hit in distinct regions of the country.

In the coast and in the northern highlands, rains will be less than 10 millimeters a day in Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad and Ancash.

The northern jungle, Amazonas and San Martin, expects an increase in rains today, with the possibility of thunderstorms and fog.

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The central highlands and the south will experience significant amounts of rains today in the mountains of Arequipa, Moquegua and Tacna. The intensity of rains will decrease tomorrow morning, but continue until early Thursday, Feb. 25.

All departments expected to see increased rain include Amazonas, Áncash, Apurímac, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Cusco, Huancavelica, Huánuco, Ica, Junín, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Lima, Loreto, Moquegua, Pasco, Piura, Puno, San Martín, Tacna and Tumbes.

Earlier this month, “heavy rains in Puerto Maldonado”:http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-heavy-rains-in-puerto-maldonado-photos-108778 lasted for four long days and caused the collapse of the drainage channels and flood hundreds of homes.

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Hillary Ojeda

Hillary moved to Peru in August of 2014 to learn Spanish, live with her family, and pursue writing. Born and raised in Bakersfield, Ca, Hillary earned her B.A. in Anthropology at University of California, Berkeley. Since moving to Peru she drinks fermented potato and coca concoctions daily and is enjoying learning about the abundant and natural andean foods of the country. Hillary hopes one day to become an investigative journalist. You can follow her blog.