Tropics? Not at -3 degrees Celsius

Dolores

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In the hills of Bahoruco, in the deep southwest of the Dominican Republic, a -3°C was registered late last week. In the Southwest, the mountains of the Sierra de Bahoruco rise close to 7800 feet (2367 mt). The mountain range is the second highest in the Caribbean. Newspapers carried photos of frost-covered fields and plants, looking like a light snowfall. So, it is true: the Dominican Republic does have everything.

In the central mountain areas of Valle Nuevo and Constanza, similar readings were recorded. In cities and towns in the Cibao, early dawn temperatures of 12°C were common. All this resulted from an Artic blast that froze much of the United States, and dropped into the tropics for a few days.

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23 January 2023

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AlterEgo

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It’s definitely chilly mornings and evenings along the beaches of San Cristobal. I just checked and it’s 70 here, I suppose we should have closed the windows.
 
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This is what makes the DR such a beautifully diverse country. Most people cannot comprehend that temperatures can get down below zero in the Caribbean....although for those of us that have lived here years, just a drop of 10 degrees Celsius is like hell has frozen over 🤣🤣🤣