Enveloped in a blanket of snow at dawn yesterday, the mountain of El Cajas National Park (3150 — 4400 m above sea level), located about 50 km north-west of the city of Cuenca, Azuay province. This phenomenon is quite unusual, especially this time of year, has attracted the attention of motorists and bus passengers heading from Cuenca — Naranhal. Many stayed and photographed so attractive picture — snow on the peaks and ridges are not of the highest mountains in Ecuador. Yesterday in the Tres Cruces (4167 meters above sea level) in the morning snow lay along the roadside.
In the south and in the Amazonian provinces of Ecuador for several days are heavy rains, and yesterday recorded rainfall across most of the country. In the coastal areas of the province of Esmeraldas to El Oro, on Wednesday observed drizzle and rain of medium intensity.
On Tuesday night disaster victims was another person who already has the eleventh time since early July. 40 km highway Gualaseo — Lemon connecting Azuay province and Morona Santiago, was killed in avalanche driver for 40 years. He worked on clearing the road in the same area where last week was buried alive under a collapsed highway pile earth and stones engineer Jose Luis Ordonez, who were able to pull out only in parts.
In Cuenca yesterday at 15:30 relatives and five military found the body Orfeliny Gautama, 30, on Tuesday, falling from a bridge over the river Tomebamba, along with her children and husband. On that day, along with her mother killed her two daughters, her husband and son survived.
In addition to rain, meteorologists recorded unusually low night and morning temperatures. Residents of the mountainous part of Ecuador is almost taking off his boots and warm jackets, especially in the morning. Cloudy weather accompanied by precipitation, due to the intense cold that falls as snow at high altitudes. According to the Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, the cause of abnormal weather conditions in the southern part of Ecuador are cold fronts north of Peru. Similar climatic pattern will continue until the end of the month.
The six-hour rain in the Canton Babahoyo and other parts of the province of Los Rios led to flooding of several quarters. Moderate rain and cloudy days were recorded yesterday morning in the main port — an unusual fact, given that now July, summer, when the weather on the coast is characterized by a dry and temperate climate. Highway cities were paralyzed, traffic lights are out of order, there has been more than 20 accidents. City residents complain that due to natural disasters in Guayaquil in July, they have to wear a coat.
Because of constant drizzle and fog leading to poor visibility, yesterday temporarily suspended its work air terminal in Guayaquil and Cuenca. Airport Jose Joaquin de Olmedo stop work from 08:30 to 08:46. Mariscal Lamar Airport in Cuenca was closed to takeoffs and landings of aircraft from 06:30 until 07:50, this has led to delays of more than an hour flight from Guayaquil and Quito airline TAME.