The metereological direction of Chile, has decreed an early preventive alarm to the northern part of the country, to deal with possible rains due to the “Altiplanic winter”.

The alert will be in force until this Monday, in the Andean areas and also in Andean foothills areas, at the regions of Arica-Parinacota,Tarapacá and Antofagasta.

This phenomenon known as the “Altiplanic winter”, generates intense rains and electric storms. Takes place on this time of the year, due to strong air masses, that come from the inside of the continent, specifically from the Amazonian zone.