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Hottest period of year officially ends for Cancun, Riviera Maya but high temps persist

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Although the hottest time of year has officially ended for the Cancun, Riviera Maya region, meteorologists are warning that the hot daytime temperatures are not going anywhere just yet.

With the official ending of canícula, the 40-day period that registers the region’s highest temperatures, officials say that high daytime temperatures will continue. Canícula, or the dog days of summer, began July 12 and officially ended August 20 and saw the region experience drought, forest fires and heat exhausted locals.

El Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN) reports temperatures between 35 to 40 degrees Celsius will continue to affect regions of Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Michoacán, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán and Quintana Roo.

They say that the high daytime temperatures will gradually begin to drop as Fall nears.

One of the most affected regions this year, they report, was the Yucatan Peninsula with temperatures nearing 40 C and thermal sensations close to 50 degrees Celsius.