Historic Weather Events on Baracoa
Freak tidal surge, March 2008
On March 21 2008 a freak tidal surge with waves of up to four meters high causes strong floods and severe affectations in the Cuban city of Baracoa, the first capital of Cuba.
This tidal surge was arouse by a powerful migratory anticyclone that gravitates on the municipality of Baracoa, this atmospheric phenomenon it generated gradients of pressure on the territory and it generates strong winds, mainly in the north coast, with speeds from 20 to 35 kilometers per hour, these winds provoked the coastal biggest floods reported since 1982 in Baracoa.
Hurricane Ike, September 2008
The Hurricane Ike during its route for the Cuban costs provokes strong winds and sea penetrations which caused serious damage in Baracoa.
Waves between five and seven meters high waterlogged all the streets next to the Malecon and several streets inside, beyond the experienced in similar previous events as the freak tidal surge in March of the 2008 in Baracoa, the first capital of Cuba. Some of this huge waves caused by Hurricane Ike with more than seven meters passed above some buildings in the Malecon of Baracoa and the sea penetrated 400 meters toward the city.