HAVANA.- With the beginning in May of the rainy period until next October, the renewal of the water resources of the country begins, opined MS.c. Argelio Fernández Richelme, director of hydrology and hydrogeology of the National Institute of Resources Hydraulic (INRH).

This six-month cycle comprises surface precipitation and groundwater filtration, and its behavior must be favorable, especially in its first three months, forecast the specialist in a meeting with journalists.

He noted the fact that in the span of May to October, 75 per cent of them occur, almost in coincidence with the cyclonic season from June 1st to November 30.

He mentioned that in the case of April the cumulative national reached 83.6 millimeters (mm), which resulted in a 116% of the average (72.0 mm).

The central zone recorded the highest collected volumes, with 102.7 mm (156% of the average), and as for the provinces the maxima relapsed in Cienfuegos, Camagüey and Ciego de Ávila; While the minima reported them Pinar del Río, Artemisa and Holguin.

A balance of the dry period from November to April, revealed that the national collection reached 340.3 mm, for 102% of the average (333.5 mm).

The national staff of the Civil defense announced that the Popular exercise meteor to face disasters will be the next days 18 and 19, with a view to eliminate and reduce vulnerabilities before the beginning of the cyclonic season.

The latter is presented in the Atlantic Basin and includes the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, and the 2018 was characterized by subtropical storms Alberto and Michael, as well as the heavy rains occurring in the western and central regions of Cuba.

Translated by Linet Acuña Quilez