Mexico City beats 99-year-old temperature record in unprecedented heat wave that has already killed 13 people
Authorities in Chihuahua — where temperatures have been as high as 48 C —
Temperatures that soared above 40 caused the plastic casing in which the traffic signals are set to warp, both in the downtown of the former city and on a main road in the latter, but the lights continued to function regardless.
According to the National Meteorological Service (SMN), temperatures of up to 49 are expected to continue in the north of the country until next Tuesday, June 5.
“. . . What we’re observing is that as the heat wave progresses, the high [atmospheric] pressure is not decreasing, so it’s going to strengthen in Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Léon, Durango and Zacatecas,” SMN general coordinator Alberto Hernández told a press conference.
He added that several states broke temperature records for the month of May, which in two cases go back more than 50 years.
More extreme weather could be on the way next week with the arrival of a tropical cyclone.