In view of the great interest on relevant and curious meteorological data revealed on your mail, we have decided to include, starting on this issue, a section of records and means of meteorological variables.
On this first occasion we are delivering the extreme registers of 6 meteorological variables for the Republic of Cuba, supplied by our colleagues from the Center of Climate of the Institute of Meteorology (*). We wish to express our gratitude to them by their collaboration in this and future issues.
|Maximun daily teperature||38.6 °C||7||August||1969||Guantanamo, province of Guantanamo|
|27||May||1996||Jucarito, province of Granma|
|Minimum daily temperature||0.6 °C||18||February||1996||Bainoa, province of Habana|
|Maximum registered wind speed||77.8 m/s||24||October||1952||Cayo Guano del Este (SW of the province of Cienfuegos, on the Caribbean Sea)||Registered under Huricane Fox|
|Maximum rainfall accumulated over 24 hours||735.1 mm||5||October||1963||Santiago de Cuba, province of Santiago de Cuba||Registered under Huricane Flora|
|Maximum pressure||1031.8 hPa||5||February||1996||Casablanca, province of Ciudad Habana|
|Minimum pressure||932 hPa||19||October||1924||Los Arroyos, Mantua, province of Pinar del Río||Unprecedented huricane|
|917 hPa||Steamer "Toledo" severals Kms off the shores of Pinar del Río, on Cuban Sea|
These extreme registers were gathered from The National Network of Climatological Stations of the Institute of Meteorology (64 stations). For the maximum pressure only 20 stations were taken into account and the minimum pressure was obtained checking several papers on the passing of tropical hurricanes over Cuba.
(*)We want to thank specially to Dr. Ramón Pérez Suárez, Lic. Yamilis Gimeno Albizu and Raimundo Vega for their assistance.