Last updated on February 16, 2019
Mexico – A 96-hour heat alert has been issued by the National Meteorological Service (SMN) for many parts of the country.
Beginning today, SMN says that high heats will affect at least 21 states around the country with temperatures of 40 C, while eight states are likely to experience daytime temperatures of 45C.
SMN reports that due to a high-pressure system, high temperatures of 40C are to affect Baja California, Sonora, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo (north), Puebla (north), Morelos, Sinaloa, Nayarit, Jalisco, Michoacán, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo.
There are probabilities of daytime temperatures exceeding 45 degrees in Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Tabasco and northern Hidalgo and Puebla. In Mexico City, temperatures will exceed 30 degrees Celsius.
Wind is also expected from the south with gusts greater than 60 kilometers per hour in Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo. SMN adds, storm zones can generate lightning, hail, strong wind gusts and probable formation of whirlwinds or tornadoes, as well as trunks in bodies of water of the indicated federative entities.
SMN reported that the proximity of the cold front number 44 in the northern border of the country, in interaction with a zone of instability in Coahuila, will cause winds with gusts above 70 kph in Baja California Sur, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango and Sinaloa.
The Yucatan Peninsula will record partly cloudy skies with the possibility of drizzle in the region — very hot environment with wind east and southeast from 15 to 30 kilometers per hour with gusts greater than 50 kilometers per hour.