Significant Rain in Santiago de Cuba: But Still Not Enough
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, Apr 19 (acn) Significant rain has been registered in the last 24 hours in the province of Santiago de Cuba's southern area, but did not benefit the 11 reservoirs that are currently at 37.7 percent of its total capacity.
According to information from the National Water Resources Institute in the territory, 91 millimeters fell in Zone 2, of the Antonio Maceo Urban Center while only 64 fell in Zone 1, center of the city.
Joturo, in La Maya municipality registered 77.7 millimeters, Hatillo in San Luis with 53.5 and Gilbert in Palma Soriano with 52.2.
Ernesto Pupo meteorologist of the Provincial Forecast Center told ACN, that these precipitations is due to the instability in the atmosphere.
He also said that the rain is due to the high content of humidity in the low levels and local conditions from the heat of the atmosphere.
This situation, he said can remain in the coming days with rain mostly in the southern portion and welcomed by the people of Santiago who are suffering a prolonged drought.
These April rains, at least benefit the agriculture and allows families to collect water through the traditional method currently recovered due to the dry season that are longer each year.