Today, the slight effects of a new cold front that is approaching weakly to the region will begin to be felt, said the meteorologist from the Autonomous University of Yucatan (Uady), Juan Vázquez Montalvo.
This system will not have a number, as is usually called, because “as it will form in the center of the Gulf of Mexico and did not enter through the north of Mexico, the National Water Commission (Conagua) does not number it; it will pass very close to the Yucatan coast, to the north, and cause some slight effects,” reiterated the weather expert.
According to the bulletin of the National Meteorological System (SMN), a low-pressure channel extended over the Southeast of the territory, together with the entry of humidity from the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, will cause strong rains in the south and Yucatan Peninsula, and showers of up to 5 to 25 mm of rainfall in the three states of the region.
On the other hand, Vázquez Montalvo pointed out that this cold front would cause a very slight drop in the maximum temperature that has been recorded in recent days. However, he mentioned that at the end of the day, maximum temperatures of 35 to 40 degrees Celsius would continue in Merida and most of the state.
Likewise, the expected heat index values will be from 41 to 43 degrees, with solar radiation above one thousand watts per square meter, reaching up to 1,200, which is very high.
The Uady meteorologist specified that ultraviolet radiation will also be a bit extreme as it will be located between 11 to 12 units and that in addition to this, there will be a strong sensation of heat due to the maximum humidity being between 90 to 95 percent at dawn.
“It is necessary to protect oneself from dehydration and the sun, not to expose oneself to its rays unless necessary and, in case of having to do so, use high-factor sunscreen, as the levels of solar and ultraviolet radiation are elevated and could cause damage to the skin,” he concluded.