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HEAVY RAINS » 23 October, 2014

Heavy Rains Reported in Trinidad, Cuba

Heavy rains were also reported in the city of Sancti Spiritus. Photo: Vicente BritoPrecipitations also reached significant levels in the city of Sancti Spiritus (87 mm), in the municipality of La Sierpe (69 mm), and in the mountainous region of Topes de Collantes (71 mm).

Heavy rains have been reported in the southern region of Sancti Spiritus, central Cuba. Preliminary information provided by the provincial weather office disclosed interesting records like the one originated in the city of Trinidad, with 111,4 mm in the last 24 hours.

According to local reports, precipitations also reached significant levels in the city of Sancti Spiritus (87 mm), in the municipality of La Sierpe (69 mm), and in the mountainous region of Topes de Collantes, where the pluviometer registered 71mm.

Experts explained that rainfall is associated with the atmospheric instability of the area, and with what is left of the ninth tropical depression identified in the region, which was localized this morning to the north of the Yucatan peninsula.

Until this Wednesday, Sancti Spiritus reservoirs were all reported below half their capacity, while Cuba’s largest, Zaza dam, held yesterday some 470 000 000m³, which represents 47% of its overall capacity.

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