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Mexico: Heatwave continues July 27 /update 2

High temperatures forecast again for much of the country, notably the north, July 27; take preventative measures to prevent heatstroke

27 Jul 12:56 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 7/25/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/30/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Mexico_City). COUNTRY/REGION Mexico, Baja California, Coahuila, Sonora, Hidalgo
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Event

The National Meteorological Service (SMN) continues to warn of extreme heat in much of the country for Friday, July 27, notably in the north. Temperatures over 45°C (113°F) are forecast for parts of the states of Baja California, Coahuila, Sonora, and Hidalgo. Highs of up to 45°C (113°F) are also forecast for Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Guerrero, Michoacán, Nuevo León, Oaxaca, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas, Yucatán, and Quintana Roo. Highs of up to 40°C (104°F) are forecast for Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Durango, Jalisco, Morelos, Nayarit, San Luis Potosí, Tabasco, Veracruz, and Zacatecas. Associated power outages are possible.

Context

These high temperatures could be hazardous to health, particularly for the elderly, young children, and people suffering from chronic illnesses such as cardiac issues, hypertension, and diabetes. Symptoms of heatstroke include high fever, hot, red, dry skin, headache, nausea, drowsiness, intense thirst, confusion, convulsions, and loss of consciousness.

Advice

Individuals in affected areas are advised to keep abreast of local weather forecasts, avoid strenuous outdoor activity, remain indoors as much as possible between noon and 16:00 when temperatures tend to peak, remain well hydrated (with sugar-free, non-alcoholic beverages), and wear loose, light-colored clothing. Do not hesitate to seek medical attention if displaying symptoms of heatstroke.

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