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Mérida records the heaviest rain in 26 years

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The rainfall in Mérida and its surroundings on Wednesday, August 30, was the heaviest in 26 years, according to the meteorologist from the Autonomous University of Yucatán, Juan Vázquez Montalvo. The expert released a special report on the figures related to the passage of Hurricane Idalia and its collateral effects on the peninsula.

Since 1997, the historical record of the weather forecast did not have numbers similar to those of the report on the accumulated water for Mérida and the northeastern zone, such as those that arose from 1:40 on that day. Vázquez Montalvo, said that in comparison to the amount of water that fell in the Yucatecan capital during the rains caused by Hurricane Isidore (2002) or tropical storm Cristóbal (2020), the accumulated this afternoon is higher than the records mentioned above, taking as a parameter the duration of rainfall. The rain caused flooded streets and car accidents in various parts of Mérida.

According to a meteorological station in the northeastern area of ​​Mérida, the accumulated water today was 135.5 mm in less than two hours.

On the other hand, in the case of Hurricane Isidore there was an accumulation of 255 mm for Mérida in less than 36 hours. And in the case of the tropical storm Cristobal the accumulated water was 650 mm in 5 days.

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