Cold winter periods are shortened in Puerto Rico

Over the past five decades – and as the climate warms – prolonged periods of winter cold In Puerto Rico have been reducedwhich has consequences in areas such as agriculture and the control of disease vector populations.

A recent analysis of the independent organization Climate Centralwhich examined winter cold spells in 240 locations in USA between 1970 and 2023, he found that these periods, in San Juan, decreased by four days.

First of all, the report findings reaffirm “that we have changed the climate”stressed the climatologist Rafael Mendez Tejedawho has studied the increase in hot days in the archipelago.

The report warned that, in 98% of the places studied, the longest cold spells in winter have been shortened, and cold periods have been reduced by six days on average.