Airlines decided to divert their flights due to the weather in Guatemala

In a statement, the entity referred to the climate phenomenon “Monzonic Basin” in addition to the low-pressure channel that is about to enter those lands in Central America, and the reasons for this measure “to protect the safety of users and crew members.”

La Aurora International Airport continues to operate in all its areas; The Directorate stressed that it calls on users to contact their airlines to find out if there is a deviation from their normal route.

The rainy season began specifically at the beginning of this month, and Chapin’s soil is already saturated, while several accidents and major damage to infrastructure and homes were recorded.

Heavy rains also caused deaths due to volcanoes located in the southeast of the country, and hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes due to the dangers they pose.

This afternoon, military personnel monitored the overflowing of the Paz River in the municipality of Moyota, in the eastern province of Jutiapa.

The National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology indicated that the greatest impacts of rain are expected in San Marcos, Quetzaltenango, Retalhuleo, Suchitepequez, Escuintla, Santa Rosa, Jutiapa, Solola, Chiquimula, Alta Verapaz, Baja Verapaz and Petén.

Guatemala’s Ministry of Education has suspended in-person classes in 12 of its 22 departments next Monday and Tuesday due to the weather event.

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