HAVANA, 16 Dec. The cold front brought a chill throughout Cuba: on the night of 15 December, the weather station of the country has registered nine absolute records, according to the national Institute of meteorology of Cuba.
The lowest temperature was 1.9 degrees such parameter is fixed station equipment «Colon» (Colon) in the province of Matanzas.
Usually at this time of year at night the temperature drops below 15 degrees.
«A large amount of cold and dry Arctic air of continental origin, light winds and partly cloudy caused significantly low temperatures registered 41st weather station country», — the report says.
«Among these indicators 31 was a record minimum temperature (for a given station and a given day), and 9 — the absolute record for this station for the entire period of observation). 22 figure was a record for December», — said in a text message.
The minimum value
In the province of Havana weather station «Binoa» (Still operating) registered 2.5 degrees Celsius. This figure was a record for December.
A little warmer than it was in the East, traditionally hotter. Weather station «Hikima» (Jiquima) in the province of Holguin stated 8 degrees Celsius, which was an absolute record.
Another record was recorded by meteorological station «Manzanillo» in the province of Granma (also East of the island) — there the temperature dropped to 8.8 degrees.
When this current cold still could not beat the temperature record, registered in Cuba in 1996, and then in one of the settlements near Havana thermometer showed only 0.6 degrees above zero.
«Malecon» under water
The cold front that brought the cold, came to Cuba a few days ago. Along with the cold wind on the West coast of Cuba hit the waves, the height of which, according to meteorologists, in some areas reached 3-5 meters.
Waves and strong winds caused flooding in coastal areas — including in the Metropolitan municipalities Playa and Centro-Habana. Under the water there was some parts «The Malecon» — the world-famous Havana waterfront.
Vehicular traffic on «The Malecon» it was covered in Tuesday night — until the waves subsided, obrusoviny on the roadway. Already in the second half of the day Tuesday, the situation is completely normalized.
According to the forecasts of meteorologists cold front still not going to retreat — Cubans, for which the scorching Caribbean sun as natural as the air for the first time this season, had to get warm clothes and hats.