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The National Meteorological and Hydrology Service of Peru warns a steep temperature drop is expected today through Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in many regions. A state of emergency was initiated and will continue for 60 days in 104 districts of 14 regions.
Cold temperatures along with strong winds and moderate to heavy rain are expected to hit below the central and southern parts of the jungle first.
The areas affected most will be Cusco, Huánuco, Junín, Madre de Dios, Puno, San Martín, Ucayali, and Loreto. In Ucayali, the four providences that will be affected include Coronel Portillo, Purús, Atalaya and Padre Abad.
As a result, a state of emergency was initiated and will continue for 60 days in 104 districts of 14 regions.
In Madre de Dios, the temperatures are expected to drop as low as 14 °C (57.2 °F) today. Several districts have declared Yellow alerts for potential cases of pneumonia.
"This measure is designed to prevent and mitigate the impact of the temperature anomaly by allowing local governments to quickly run budget spending without going through tenders," Peru This Week reports.
Featured image: Rainfall forecast for May 24, 2016. Credit: Meteo Earth
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