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State government issues heat warning that includes Cancun, Riviera Maya

Cancun, Q.R. — The government of Quintana Roo has issued an emergency heat warning for many parts of the state with civil protection saying August will likely be hotter than July.

The National Coordination of Civil Protection of the Ministry of the Interior has issued an Extraordinary Emergency Declaration for the municipalities of Cozumel, Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Isla Mujeres, Benito Juárez, José María Morelos, Lázaro Cárdenas, Solidaridad and Tulum due to the presence of Onda Cálida.

This time of year, the heat wave or onda cálida, can affect the young, elderly, those who work outside and even pets. According to the World Meteorological Organization, a heat wave occurs when the maximum temperature exceeds the average maximum temperature for five consecutive days.

The state coordinator of Civil Protection, Adrián Martínez Ortega, says that during August, cancuila could cause havoc among the vulnerable population such as the elderly and very young as temperatures reach as high as 45 degrees Celsius.

The Servicio Meteorológico Nacional says temperatures will likely exceed 40 °C in areas of northern and western Mexico. Tropical wave No. 21, which is located south of the Jalisco coast, is creating a low pressure channel over the northwest and west of the state.

The result will be higher instability and warm and humid air of the Pacific Ocean, which will develop storm clouds over these regions.

Tropical wave No. 22 will affect the Yucatan Peninsula during the late afternoon, favoring the development of storms. Servicio Meteorológico Nacional says that for Cancun and Riviera Maya, the region can expect partly cloudy skies during the day with strong thunderstorms in the afternoon. The air will be very hot with winds east 20 to 35 km / h.

The National Meteorological Service reports that during this time of year, canicula will see the region reach a combination of high temperatures and low rainfall, a weather pattern that normally lasts 40 days.