Mexico has one of the best climates in the world. (Anayeli Tapia)
In the time of climate change, a hot summer day can quickly turn into a heavy rain that causes flooding in a few minutes, so it is increasingly common for people to try to be forewarned in the face of temperature variations.
Here is the weather report expected in the next few hours for Cancun:
In Cancun, a maximum temperature of 31 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 26 degrees Celsius are expected.
As for rain, the probability of precipitation for the Mexican city will be 100% during the day and 25% throughout the night.
In the same sense, the cloud cover will be 91% during the day and 98% during the night. While the gusts of wind will reach 37 kilometers per hour in the day and 30 kilometers per hour at night.
Beware of the sun, ultraviolet rays are expected to reach a level of up to 3.
The climate in Cancun is semi-tropical, with humidity of 80% due to currents from the Gulf of Mexico; In this favorite region of tourists, the average temperature is 26 degrees, which can rise to 35 degrees during the summer.
Despite the fact that the climate is very similar throughout the year, there are at least two very marked times: one that goes from May to October and that is the rainy season but slightly warmer; and another one that goes from November to April, with a cooler climate.
Rainfall is always present, but it is more abundant in the summer, with the months of September and October being the most dangerous due to the formation of tropical storms, cyclones and hurricanes.
Mexico is one of the countries with the greatest biodiversity in the world, because due to its geographical location that makes it worthy of a great variety of climates, it has become home to 12% of the world’s species (12,000 of which are endemic).
The country is located in two completely different areas as it is crossed by the Tropic of Cancer: on the one hand there is the tropical zone and on the other with a temperate climate, however, these are intermingled by the oceans and reliefs that surround Mexico giving origin to more times.
Given this, it is not surprising to find that in the highest parts of Chihuahua temperatures are around -30 degrees, while in the Mexicali desert the thermometer reaches up to 50 degrees.
The country has a warm rainy zone that includes the low coastal plain of the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific; warm-humid and warm sub-humid regions that can be found in the coastal plains of the Gulf of Mexico, the Pacific Ocean, the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, in the north of Chiapas and in the Yucatan Peninsula; dry climate in the Sierra Madre Occidental and Oriental, the upper basins of the Balsas and Papaloapan rivers, parts of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Yucatán and Chiapas; temperate zones, mostly the territory north of the Tropic of Cancer; and semi-desert, north of the Altiplano.
The average temperature in the country is 19 degrees, however, there are cities like Mexicali, Culiacán, Ciudad Juárez, Hermosillo, Torreón, Saltillo or Monterrey where high temperatures are really extreme.
When talking about the maximum and minimum record temperatures in Mexico, San Luis Río Colorado, a city located in Sonora but bordering the Great Altar Desert of Baja California, rose to 58.5 degrees on July 6, 1966; In contrast, the lowest temperature was recorded on December 27, 1997 in the municipality of Madero in Chihuahua, with -25 degrees.
Experts assure that due to climate change, the country will suffer in the future a decrease in annual rainfall and a considerable increase in temperatures; In addition, there have been great effects on farmers and ranchers due to droughts or severe floods in recent years; while in times of heat there has been an increase in the number of environmental contingencies in the main metropolises such as CDMX or Monterrey.