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“Mexican States Brace for Heavy Rainfall and Strong Winds”

Heavy rainfall is forecasted for Campeche, Chiapas, eastern Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, southern Veracruz, and Yucatan this evening and into tomorrow morning. The precipitation is expected to range from 75 to 150 millimeters.

In addition, Guerrero is expected to experience moderate rainfall of 25 to 50 millimeters. Light showers, ranging from 5 to 25 millimeters, are anticipated in Coahuila, Colima, State of Mexico, Jalisco, Michoacan, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas. Isolated rainfall, from 0.1 to 5 millimeters, is also expected in Chihuahua, Mexico City, Durango, Hidalgo, Morelos, Nayarit, Puebla, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Tlaxcala, and Zacatecas.

Strong to very strong winds are also forecasted across the northwest, north, northeast, east, center, and west of the country. There is potential for the formation of whirlwinds in areas of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas.

This weather activity is due to several meteorological factors. These include a low-pressure center over the Yucatan Peninsula, a low-pressure channel over southeast Mexico, and a monsoon trough near the Southern Mexican Pacific coast. Other contributing factors include atmospheric divergence, an instability zone in the Gulf of Tehuantepec with potential for cyclonic development, and a pressure trough extending over the north, center, and west of the country. The influx of moisture from the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, along with the subtropical jet stream, are also influencing these weather patterns.

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Tomorrow afternoon, temperatures are expected to soar above 45 degrees Celsius in Baja California, Sinaloa, and Sonora. Other areas, including Baja California Sur, Campeche, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, and Yucatan, can expect temperatures between 40 to 45 degrees.

Wind gusts of 50 to 70 km/h are expected in Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas, which could lead to dust storms in Baja California Sur, Durango, and Sonora. Winds of 40 to 60 km/h are expected in the Gulf of California, potentially causing dust storms or whirlwinds in several other states.

These strong winds may result in falling trees and advertisements. The public is urged to heed warnings from the National Meteorological Service (SMN), the National Water Commission (Conagua), and follow the recommendations of state authorities and Civil Protection.