The Third Heatwave Hits Mexico; 12 States to Exceed 45 °C

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Weather in Mexico: This Tuesday, the third heatwave of the season will predominate over the national territory.

The third heatwave of the season hits Mexico hard, and today’s forecast, prepared by the National Meteorological Service (SMN), the official climate source of the Government of Mexico, predicts that at least 12 entities of the country will register temperatures above 45 °C.

This Tuesday, the third heatwave of the season will predominate over the national territory, with temperatures above 45 °C in areas of Sinaloa, Michoacán, Guerrero, Morelos, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, and Yucatán.

On the other hand, the interaction between a dry line and a low-pressure channel over northeastern Mexico, combined with the flow of the subtropical jet stream, will cause strong localized rains, which could lead to landslides, waterlogging, or flooding, as well as an increase in river and stream levels; as well as electrical discharges, possible hail fall, wind gusts of 50 to 70 km/h, and dust storms in areas of Coahuila, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Zacatecas, and Durango, in addition to the possible formation of whirlwinds or tornadoes in Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas.

Likewise, low-pressure channels over the central, eastern, and southeastern Mexican regions will bring strong localized rains with electrical discharges in Chiapas, which could cause waterlogging, landslides, floods, and an increase in river and stream levels.

Maximum temperature forecast for today, Tuesday, May 21, 2024:

Maximum temperatures above 45 °C: Sinaloa, Michoacán, Guerrero, Morelos, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, and Yucatán.

Maximum temperatures of 40 to 45 °C: Baja California Sur, Sonora, Chihuahua, Durango, Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, Guanajuato, Querétaro (north), Hidalgo (north), Puebla (north and southwest), Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Quintana Roo.

Maximum temperatures of 35 to 40 °C: Baja California, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, and Estado de México (southwest).

Source: Informador