Havana, Apr 8.- The recently concluded month of March was the driest month in Cuba since 1961, taking into account the extremely low accumulated rainfall.
According to data from the Climate Center of the Meteorological Institute, the problem was more pronounced in the western region of the country, where 5.2 millimeters of precipitation were recorded. Meanwhile, in the central and eastern parts, the rains reached 9.3 and 9.4 millimeters, respectively.
After the close of the first quarter of 2020, 90% of the Cuban territory shows deficits in the accumulated rainfall, since 46% is considered severe to extreme.
In addition, 23% rate moderate and 21% weak.
By provinces, Pinar del Río, Artemisa, Havana, Mayabeque, Cienfuegos, Camagüey, Granma, Santiago de Cuba and Guantánamo present the greatest affectations.
Meanwhile, the average temperature in March was one degree Celsius above normal, and maximum records were set at eight weather stations. (ACN / With information from Granma) (Photo: File)