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Warning of ¨El Niño¨ arrival; it will bring to Yucatán temperatures not seen in several years

by Magali Alvarez
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Temperatures of more than 40 degrees are expected this June…

World scientists and climate specialists warned about the arrival of the El Niño phenomenon, which generates droughts, heat waves and torrential rains, and warned that this year it will be more severe than in previous years.

The warmer El Niño is back in action according to a warning issued Thursday by the Climate Prediction Center of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Meteorologist Juan Vázquez Montalvo, stated that scientific models predict a ‘super Niño’ this 2023, as happened in 1998, when the northern zone of Mérida reached a temperature of 42 degrees on June 17, being the highest for that area of the city.

That year, he detailed, ocean temperatures reached a value never reached in history and its effects were devastating.

“This 2023 the models predict another ‘super child’ but with climate change, something that was not present in 1997 and 1998. If this happens, the scope and catastrophic effects that will occur in the world are unknown.

Effects in Yucatan

According to estimates, Yucatan will suffer a decrease in rainfall and those that do occur will be erratic. Likewise, temperatures will be very high and will last for a long time.

Likewise, the Tropical Cyclone Season should be average and erratic.

Meanwhile, this weekend and the rest of the week will present high temperatures of 40 degrees or more, something never seen before for the month of June and with the possibility of reaching temperatures of 42 degrees.

El Niño stems from unusually warm waters in the eastern Pacific off the coast of South America and is usually accompanied by a slowing or reversal of the easterly trade winds.

The last time an El Niño occurred, in 2016, the world experienced its hottest year on record. Coupled with climate change-induced warming, new highs could be reached in 2023 or 2024.

Most experts rely on two agencies to confirm the onset of El Niño: NOAA and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). The two use different parameters to declare the onset of the phenomenon, with the Australian definition being slightly stricter.

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