Intense Rains Trigger School Closures in SE Mexico

CHETUMAL, MX – The National Weather Service (NWS) has forecasted continued rainfall in the southeast and east of Mexico, including the Yucatan Peninsula. This is attributed to the presence of two low-pressure cyclonic zones; one situated over the southwest of the Gulf of Mexico, and the other southeast of the Chiapas coasts.

The monsoon trough is also expected to contribute to the heavy rains, causing intense spot showers in these regions. Torrential spot rains are particularly expected in Chiapas, Campeche, and Quintana Roo.

These rains pose a risk of landslides and flooding, particularly in low-lying areas, and may cause rivers and streams to rise.

In addition, a prolonged low-pressure channel over the northwest, west, and center of the country is predicted to interact with moisture influx from both coasts and high-level atmospheric instability. This is expected to result in intermittent rain showers across these regions.

All rain events are expected to be accompanied by electrical discharges, wind gusts, and possible hail. Despite the rainfall, a hot to very hot climate is expected to persist across much of Mexico, with temperatures predicted to exceed 40 °C in 13 states.

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