The ongoing third heat wave in Mexico led to six fatalities and over 400 cases of heat-related illnesses, affecting 26 out of the 32 federal entities in the country.
As the sweltering heat continues to blaze across Mexico, the third heat wave of the season has claimed six lives, significantly impacting 26 out of the country’s 32 federal entities. The General Directorate of Epidemiology (DGE) reported the alarming impact of this deadly heat wave on June 14, 2023.
The oppressive temperatures have already resulted in 418 instances of heat stroke, dehydration, and burns. Quintana Roo and Veracruz have each lost two residents to the scorching conditions, with Oaxaca and Sonora each reporting one death.
Notably, the DGE’s report indicated that the heat wave has disproportionately affected individuals aged 25 to 44 years, who make up 66.79 percent of those presenting with weather-related symptoms.
The National Meteorological Service (SMN) anticipates temperatures exceeding 45 °C (113 °F) in Sinaloa, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas. Other states including Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacan, Guerrero, Morelos, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Durango, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi, Hidalgo, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, and Yucatan are expected to endure temperatures ranging from 40 °C to 45 °C (104 °F to 113 °F).
Moreover, states such as Baja California, Baja California Sur, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Queretaro, State of Mexico (southwest), Puebla, and Quintana Roo are likely to experience maximum temperatures of 35 °C to 40 °C (95 °F to 104 °F). In Mexico City and the State of Mexico, temperatures could reach up to 34 °C (93.2 °F).
According to specialists, this devastating heat wave will persist throughout the week, maintaining temperatures above 40 °C (104 °F) in 26 states.
1 Heat wave causes six deaths in Mexico – Prensa Latina – June 14, 2023
Featured image credit: Actual Temperatures at 23:00 UTC on June 14, 2023. Credit: Zoom Earth, The Watchers
If you value what we do here, create your ad-free account and support our journalism.
Your support makes a difference
Dear valued reader,
We hope that our website has been a valuable resource for you.
The reality is that it takes a lot of time, effort, and resources to maintain and grow this website. We rely on the support of readers like you to keep providing high-quality content.
If you have found our website to be helpful, please consider making a contribution to help us continue to bring you the information you need. Your support means the world to us and helps us to keep doing what we love.
Support us by choosing your support level – Silver, Gold or Platinum.
Other support options include Patreon pledges, one-off payments using PayPal and purchasing products from our webshop.
Thank you for your consideration. Your support is greatly appreciated.