Mexico foresees heavy rains in southeastern states due to storm Gamma | Mexico | USA Edition

The National Meteorological Service (SMN) of Mexico reported this Sunday that during this day there will be very heavy to intense rains in the states of Campeche, Chiapas, Quintana Roo, Tabasco and Yucatán, southeast of the country, due to the passage of the storm tropical Gamma.

In a statement, the SMN pointed out that for this day torrential punctual rains (from 150 to 250 millimeters (mm)) are forecast over the north of Yucatan and intense punctual rains (from 75 to 150 mm) in Campeche, Quintana Roo and Tabasco, as well as very strong (50 to 75 mm) in the north of Chiapas.

These rains “could cause landslides, river overflows and flooding in low-lying areas,” he said.

The Meteorological Office pointed out that these rains “are generated by the interaction of tropical storm Gamma, in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, and Tropical Wave Number 38 in the southeast of the country.”

In its report at 10:00 am Central Mexico time (15:00 GMT), the agency specified that Gamma was located 65 kilometers (km) north of Río Lagartos and 185 km east-northeast of Progreso, both locations in Yucatan.

The phenomenon is moving north at 4 kilometers per hour (km / h), with maximum sustained winds of 95 km / h and gusts of 110 km / h. Its cloud bands maintain the potential for extraordinary rains in the state.

This Sunday, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Gamma strengthened slightly in the last hours after leaving the Yucatan peninsula and going into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Experts predict that the strengthening will continue in the next 12 hours, when it would reach winds with force of about 100 km / h.


The SMN pointed out that “a cold to very cold environment with frosts is expected in areas of the north, center, east and southeast of Mexico, with minimum temperatures of -10 to -5 degrees Celsius with frosts, for the mountains of Chihuahua and Durango.

In addition to temperatures from -5 to 0 degrees Celsius with frosts in the mountainous areas of the state of Mexico, Hidalgo, Morelos, Puebla, Tlaxcala and Zacatecas, and from 0 to 5 degrees Celsius with possible frosts for the high areas of Aguascalientes, Baja California , Chiapas, Mexico City, Coahuila, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Michoacán, Nuevo León, Oaxaca, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí and Veracruz.

In contrast, maximum temperatures of 40 to 45 degrees Celsius are forecast for Baja California and Sonora, and 35 to 40 degrees Celsius for Baja California Sur, Nayarit and Sinaloa.

On the other hand, the National Meteorological Service reported that “it keeps two Low Pressure zones under surveillance, one in the Atlantic basin, associated with a tropical wave in the Caribbean Sea, with a 70% probability for cyclonic development in the forecast to 48 hours.

While in the Pacific Ocean, the other low pressure zone has a 40% probability for cyclonic development in the 48-hour forecast; It was located approximately 740 kilometers south-southwest of Acapulco, Guerrero, with maximum sustained winds of 20 km / h, gusts of 30 km / h and slow movement towards the northwest.

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