Published On: Tue, Apr 4th, 2017

Record scorchers: Highs could reach 107° F this week

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Forecasts call for the Yucatan Peninsula to experience continued scorching hot temperatures this week, especially Tuesday and Wednesday April 4-5, with records of between 38.0 and 42.0 degrees Celsius (100 to 107 degrees Fahrenheit) for Yucatan, Quintana Roo and Campeche.

For Thursday April 6, a trough associated with a new frontal system could favor a slight decrease in the maximum values, although for this day it is expected to present temperatures of 34.0 to 38.0 degrees Celsius in Yucatan.

Temperatures continued to rise Monday April 3, so it was again a record for Mérida. Monday, at three in the afternoon the thermometers marked 40.7 degrees (105.2 Fahrenheit), according to a report from the National Water Commission in Yucatan, broadcast through its Twitter account.

Merida school children fight the heat with ice cream and 'paletas'. (PHOTO:

Merida school children fight the heat with ice cream and ‘paletas’. (PHOTO:

Extreme Heat in Merida

Sunday April 2, 40.3 degrees Celsius were recorded at 3 pm. The strong influence and permanence of the high pressure or anticyclonic system on the Yucatan Peninsula has driven very hot to extremely hot temperatures in the region, conditions that will continue to present during the following days.

As for the minimum, for this Tuesday and Wednesday are forecast temperatures of 23.0 to 27.0 degrees Celsius for the states of Yucatan and Campeche, as well as 24.0 to 28.0 degrees in Quintana Roo.

Likewise, although very hot values would be present, predictions call for afternoon showers during the following days by the entrance of tropical maritime air from the Caribbean Sea, which would be in association with the establishment of a trough over the region .

It is recommended to the population to take the necessary precautions to avoid heat stroke.

On the other hand, it is expected that during the following days winds of southeastern component of 20 to 30 kilometers per hour will appear with probable rains in the afternoons.




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