Hurricane Idalia and a cold front will bring heavy rainfall to Mexico at the end of August

The rainy season and hurricane activity continue in Mexico, and for the end of August 2023, days of heavy rainfall are expected due to the arrival of Hurricane Idalia and the first Cold Front. The National Meteorological System (SMN) and the National Water Commission (Conagua) also advise staying alert due to the presence of the Mexican Monsoon, which will bring continued heavy rains accompanied by showers and electrical storms.

Hurricane Idalia is currently moving over the eastern Gulf of Mexico. As it progresses, it will bring showers and rain to the Yucatan Peninsula, along with wind gusts of 40 to 60 km/h and high waves along the coast.

On the other hand, Cold Front 1 is stationary and located over the northeast, causing wind gusts, showers, and electrical storms. Sonora and Baja California Sur will be among the most affected areas.

In Mexico City (CDMX), Tuesday, August 29th, will have partly cloudy skies with a chance of rain and intermittent showers. In the State of Mexico, strong localized rains are expected, accompanied by possible hail and electrical activity.

The following are the forecasted maximum temperatures for most of the country on Tuesday, August 29th, due to Hurricane Idalia and the arrival of Cold Front 1:

  • Maximum temperatures of 40 to 45°C: Baja California, Sonora, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas
  • Temperatures of 35 to 40°C: Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, Chihuahua, Coahuila, San Luis Potosí, Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, Veracruz (north), Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán, and Quintana Roo.

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