During July, it will rain 30% more in Mexico than in the last 20 years

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According to Alejandra Margarita Méndez Girón, General Coordinator of the National Meteorological Service (SMN). A detailed analysis presented by Méndez Girón indicates a significant increase in precipitation for the month of July in Mexico. Projections suggest that the country will experience a rainfall surplus of 30% compared to the average of the past 20 years.

Méndez Girón explained during a press conference that current climatic conditions have led to the formation of low-pressure systems, which will play a crucial role in generating heavy rainfall across Mexican territory. However, a decrease in precipitation is anticipated in the Yucatán Peninsula starting on Tuesday, coinciding with the beginning of summer—a season traditionally marked by variable rainfall patterns.

Intermittent precipitation is expected, characterized by periods of continuous rain lasting one to two weeks, followed by brief intervals of reduced rainfall. This variability is typical of the country’s seasonal climate and is influenced by tropical waves originating in the Atlantic. The ocean currently has a temperature 1.5 degrees Celsius above normal, intensifying the arrival of these waves to the Yucatán Peninsula, southeastern, and southern Mexico.

Additionally, the monsoon is expected to begin in the northwest of the country by mid-July, further contributing to increased rainfall in that region. Méndez Girón emphasized that July will likely see the influence of at least 45 tropical waves, laden with moisture and precipitation, reinforcing expectations of a particularly rainy month.

The official highlighted the importance of these meteorological systems in shaping Mexico’s climate during the summer, affirming that the country is fully entering its rainy season.

Source: Debate