Strong Wind Gusts and Heavy Rains Shower Western Cuba
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- 04 / 07 / 2011
2011.04.06 - 14:04:14 / radiorebelde.icrt.cu.HAVANA, CUBA.- Storms associated to a weak cold front caused strong winds and heavy rains in the western region of Cuba particularly in the north coast.
Gusts higher than 100 Km/H were reported in different sites, according to Jose Ramon Palacios, Shift Supervisor at the Weather Forecast Center of the Cuban Institute of Meteorology (INSMET).
Palacios told Juventud Rebelde the phenomenon was produced by a line of thunder storms associated to a weak cold front.
The storms lashed the north coast along the provinces of Pinar del Rio, Mayabeque, Artemisa and Havana, said the specialist.
In Santiago de las Vegas, south of the Cuban capital, a local severe hail storm was registered and heavy rains and gusts of up to 110 Km/H were reported.
Not far from that area at the Jose Marti International Airport a 108 Km/H gust was registered; while at the Casablanca Meteorological station recorded a windflaw of 103 Km/H.
Palacios said the storms are not expected to repeat this Wednesday and that the cold front will not bring significant changes to the weather within the next few hours.
No material or human damages have been reported.