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More effectiveness in the monitoring of meteorological variables in Ciego de Avila
These institutions were provided with modern technology, wich includes computers, measuring instruments and radio plants, among other items.

Armando Mursulí Hernández, master in meteorological sciences, expressed that the Fallas station, recently restored, automatically registers temperature, pressure, humidity, clouds build-up, as well as wind speed and direction.

The newly built Júcaro station, will also allow the specialists to issue weather forecasts with more accuracy and be precise in the prediction of meteorological events.

The provincial meteorological net also includes facilities such as the one in Venezuela municipality, whose predictions are taken into consideration in the agricultural sphere and the one in Cayo Coco, whose forecasts are followed in the planning of tourist activities of Jardines del Rey.

Ciego de ávila has been hit  by at least 21 hurricanes since 1799 to date, out of which only four have taken place in August.

Among the main events, mention should be made of  the ones in October 1812 and august 1886, in which years there were three events with category 3 on the Saffir Simpson scale. The November 1932 hurricane that swept down the Santa Cruz southern coastal settlement, also hit Ciego de Ábila with category 4 on the same scale.



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