Friday, December 17, 2010

Cold in Cuba? Records set!

Early Wednesday morning was the coldest that occurred in Cuba for the month of December for at least the last fifty years, an impressive set of 31 minimum temperature records.

Of these, nine are in absolute primacy to the value of 1.9 degrees Celsius, reported in the Matanzas province town of Columbus, which ranks among the five lowest recorded officially in our country at any time.

As reported by Mr. Eduardo Vazquez Forecast Center of the Institute of Meteorology,other very significant minimum occurred in Indio Hatuey, 2.0; Bainoa, 2.5, AguadaPassenger, 2.7; Jagüey Grande, 2, 8, Union de Reyes, 3.2; Tapaste, 3.4, Melena del Sur and Santo Domingo, 3.6, Playa Girón and Jovellanos, 3.7, Santa Cruz del Sur,4.0, Ciego de Avila, 4 , 1; Esmeralda and Cienfuegos, 4.5, Guines, 4.6; Batabano, 4.7, and Santa Clara, 5.0.

Also excel in Trinidad of 5.7, 7.2, in Veguitas, 7.8 in Guáimaro, 8.0, La Jíquima(Holguín), and 8.8, in Manzanillo, which are absolute records for those locations of central and eastern regions. In the capital city of Casablanca season the thermometer dropped to 12.1 degrees, the lowest this winter season there.

The national record cold is 0.6 degrees Celsius, set in Bainoa on February 18, 1996. Searching files found that all three values below yesterday in Columbus, are 1.0,Union de Reyes, and 1.2, in Indio Hatuey (January 21, 1971), and 1. 8, in Guira deMelena, 11 January 1970.

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