A minimum of 4.5 Celsius degrees in the Playa Giron (Bay of Pigs) meteorological station was the lowest recorded so far this winter season, Granma newspaper reported this Friday quoting M.Sc. Miguel Angel Hernandez from the Weather Forecast Center of the Institute of Meteorology.
There were also very significant lows in Santo Domingo, Villa Clara (4.6) and in the city of Ciego de Avila (5.2), which is the record for the month of January in the provincial seat, said the researcher.

Other notable values, according to Hernandez, were the 5.4 in the town of Falla in central Ciego de Avila province (a record for January); 5.5 in Aguada de Pasajeros; 6.0 in Jagüey Grande; 6.1 in Júcaro; and 7.0 in Indio Hatuey.

He also described as quite remarkable the 6.9 in El Jibaro and The Yabú; 7.0 in Sagua La Grande; 7.3 in Colon; 7.4 in the city of Sancti Spiritus; 7.5 in Jovellanos; 7.6 in Cienfuegos, 8.3 in Esmeralda; 8.4 in Union de Reyes; and 8.5 in Batabano; while the meteorological station of Casablanca registered 15.9 Celsius degrees.

Starting this Saturday, the winter conditions should be intensified in much of the country due to the influence of a new very cold air mass of continental origin, said the meteorologist.

On February 18th, 1996, temperature dropped to 0.6 Celsius degrees in the town of Bainoa in La Habana province, which is the absolute record of minimum temperature in Cuba until today.

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