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Poor air quality in Monterrey due to fires in Yucatán and Veracruz, says an official

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Alfonso Martínez, state secretary of the Environment, reported that air quality in the metropolitan area of ​​Monterrey is worsening due to winds that move smoke from forest fires in Yucatán and Veracruz.

According to the official, such winds corresponding to cold front number 48 come from the Yucatecan Peninsula and are heading towards the south of Texas.

“As we can see, the wind that is reaching the metropolitan area of ​​Monterrey crosses the Yucatan Peninsula, passes through the Gulf of Mexico, and then enters through southern Texas, through Tamaulipas, and reaches the metropolitan area of ​​Monterrey.

“This is very important because it is bringing smoke from the active forest fires. We see how there are active forest fires in Yucatán, in Veracruz, in Central America, and how they are entering southern Texas and the metropolitan area of ​​Monterrey,” Martínez explained in a video broadcast on X, formerly Twitter.

Air quality, according to the secretary, has been affected in recent hours, as high concentrations of polluting particles are generated.

“That’s why we also see the sky, let’s say, with that cloudiness; It mixes with the moisture that exists. “They are contaminating particles,” he added.

In a report from Friday, May 3 at 5:00 p.m. from the Comprehensive Environmental Monitoring System, eleven stations register “bad” air quality (orange), while only four register “acceptable” (yellow).

Up to one hundred micrograms of polluting particles per second are being breathed by Nuevo León residents; the above is in the municipality of Juárez, whose station reports the most unfavorable figures.

No station recorded “good” (green) air quality in the afternoon. There were also no stations recording “very bad” (red) or “extremely bad” (purple).

Given the current environmental conditions, citizens are recommended to reduce outdoor activities, as well as remain attentive to air quality reports in the coming days.

TYT Newsroom

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