70 pct of Cuban territory affected by draught
70 percent of the entire geographical area of Cuba showed deficit in rainfall during the past 12 months, and the provinces of Sancti Spiritus and Granma were the most affected regions.
October is, on average, one of the rainiest months of the year in Cuba and the period that began last May ends with it, almost coinciding with the hurricane season that runs from June 1st to November 30th.
The influence of the Atlantic anticyclone decreases compared to July and August, which, combined with the frequent passage of tropical waves and low, as well as the first frontal systems, favors the increasing rainfall.
October is considered the most dangerous month of the hurricane season, mainly in its second ten days.
Even associated with direct or indirect influence of tropical cyclones, heavy rainfall events often occur, which largely determine the highest monthly totals.
However, during the last 10 years, few rainfalls have occurred in this month half the time.