Cuba’s winter among its coldest on record

Caribbean Net | Mar 6, 2009

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN): Cuba has been hit by 25 cold fronts so far in the current winter season, which makes it among the most active in the country since the 1916-1917 season.

Granma newspaper reported on Thursday that since that date, the island has been affected by a higher number of cold fronts only in 14 seasons, the most recent being in 1987-1988, and 1997-1998, with 26 in each period.

The newspaper explained that there are still two months left for the end of the winter, which makes it probable that the season will end with about 30 frontal systems registered. The historical record number of cold fronts that have hit the country was in 1976-1977 with 35.

The current winter season has been characterised also by more frequent consecutive periods of low temperatures each month, as has happened in general in a greater part of the Northern hemisphere.

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