Climate information is increasingly relevant to society. (Infobae/Jovani Pérez)
Coat and umbrella or light clothing and cap? If you don’t know what to wear to go out with this Wednesday, here is the weather forecast for the next few hours in Mexico City.
The probability of precipitation for this Wednesday in Mexico City is 0% during the day and 0% throughout the night.
Meanwhile, the cloudiness will be 0% during the day and 0% during the night.
As for the temperature, a maximum of 28 degrees and a minimum of 9 degrees are forecast in this region. Ultraviolet rays are expected to reach a level of up to 8.
The temperature in CDMX oscillates between 22 and 27 degrees. (Infobae file)
It might be thought that due to its geographical situation and its extension, Mexico City would have a uniform subtropical climate, but this is not the case, since it has climates that range from temperate to humid cold and alpine tundra in the highest part of the south. .
In general, the climate is warm and temperate in CDMX and ranges on average between 22 to 27 degrees; Summers are characterized by having a good amount of rain, with June, August and September being the months in which the most rainfall is recorded.
During the winter, temperatures usually drop to zero degrees in mountainous areas, such as Ajusco; In contrast, municipalities such as Iztacalco, Iztapalapa, Venustiano Carranza and Gustavo A. Madero are usually the driest and most temperate.
Among the historical records is that the last time it snowed in the city was in the year 1967; while the highest temperature was recorded on May 9, 1998, when the thermometer rose to 33.9 degrees, while the minimum was -10 degrees on December 10, 1972.
In Mexico, up to seven types of climate are identified. (Infobae file)
Mexico is one of the countries with the greatest biodiversity in the world, because due to its geographical location, which makes it creditor to 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 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 Tehuantepec isthmus, northern Chiapas and 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 weather in the country is 19 degrees, however, there are cities like Mexicali, Culiacán, Ciudad Juárez, Hermosillo, Torreón, Saltillo or Monterrey where the high temperatures are really extreme.
When talking about the record maximum and minimum 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 minimum 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 nation will suffer in the future a decrease in annual rainfall and a considerable increase in temperatures; In addition, there have been major effects on farmers and ranchers due to droughts or severe floods in recent years. while in hot weather there has been an increase in the number of environmental contingencies in the main metropolises such as CDMX or Monterrey.