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The summer will end as the driest in the last 42 years

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The Inumet reported that the current season of the year registered the least rainfall since 1981.

Photo: Municipality of Canelones

He Uruguayan Institute of Meteorology (inumet) reported that the summer 2022/23 will end as the driest in the last 42 yearstaking a reference period that begins in 1981. The 126.4 millimeters on average accumulated by the season of the year were well below the 351.8 millimeters recorded by the average for the reference period 1981-2010, and was below the poor rainfall recorded in 1984.

The highest accumulated precipitation was recorded in the north and northeast of the country, mainly in the departments of paysandu, Rivera and Leap. The range accumulated in the quarter was between 330.5 millimeters in the town of Sarandi de Arapey (Jump) and the 49.1 millimeters from the weather station Saint Joseph. Likewise, the summer was the second warmest in the last 42 years, and the first in terms of average maximum temperature.

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In another order, the maximum accumulated in 24 hours occurred in Nueva Palmira (Cologne) with 94.6 millimeters on December 23, 2022, while the maximum total number of days with precipitation was the department of rock, with 29 days. From here the town of San Luis can be seen, as the one that registered the maximum number of consecutive rainy days, with 5, as did Chamanga (Flowers) and Paysandú capital.

Laguna del Sauce was an entire month without rain

At the same time, the maximum number of consecutive days without precipitation took place in the town of Willow Lagoon (maldonado) after 30 daysand the maximum total number of days without precipitation in the quarter was 76 days in Saint Lucia (cannelloni).

The average temperature at the country level was between a minimum of 17.5 degrees Celsius and a maximum of 31.3 degrees Celsius. The lowest temperature was 4.5 degrees Celsius and was recorded at the weather station in Florida on February 19, while the heat peak of 41.4 degrees Celsius was also recorded there on December 9, 2022.

Source: Ambito

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