Goodbye to uncertainty, know the weather conditions in Mexico City

Goodbye to uncertainty, know the weather conditions in Mexico City
Goodbye to uncertainty, know the weather conditions in Mexico City

Climate information is increasingly relevant to society. (Infobae/Jovani Pérez)

Beyond checking the weather forecast to know what to wear or whether or not to carry a raincoat, the weather report It is an instrument that has become fundamental for various sectors such as the transportation (by sky, sea and land), agriculture, tourism, disaster prevention, public health and even to carry out military operations.

But if by itself predicting the weather could be complex. Added to this is another variant: global warming, which has made even more urgent the need to stay up to date in order to act and adopt public policies that reduce disaster risks such as alerts about floods, droughts, freezing waves, a bad landing and other related phenomena.

In this context, here The weather report for the next few hours in Mexico City this June 23:

In Mexico City it is expected a maximum temperature of 23 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 15 degrees Celsius.

As for the rain, the probability of precipitation for this city will be 75% during the day and 62% at night.

In the same sense, cloudiness will be 83% during the day and 99% during the night. While the gusts of wind They will reach 30 kilometers per hour during the day and 17 kilometers per hour at night.

Be careful in the sun, UV rays are expected to reach a level of up to 11.

The weather forecast in Mexico City (Illustrative image Infobae)
The weather forecast in Mexico City (Illustrative image Infobae)

One might think that due to its geographical location and its extension, the Mexican capital would have a uniform subtropical climate but this is not the caseas it has climates that range from temperate to cold humid and alpine tundra in the highest part of the south.

Generally, the climate is warm and temperate in CDMX, hovering between 22 to 27 degrees; Summers are characterized by having a good amount of rainwater, with June, August and September being the months in which the most rainfall is recorded.

During winter, temperatures usually drop to freezing in mountainous areas, such as the Ajusco; In contrast, mayors like Iztacalco, Iztapalapa, Venustiano Carranza and Gustavo A. Madero They are usually the driest and most temperate.

Between the historical records It is known that the last time snow fell in the city was in 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 recorded on December 10, 1972.

Due to the climate change The capital is hard hit by constant environmental contingencies, so currently the Ministry of the Environment (Sedema), in alliance with the German Cooperation for Sustainable Development (GIZ Mexico) and the Climate Initiative of Mexico (ICM), implements a series of actions that revolve around integrated and sustainable mobility; solar city; zero waste; sustainable water management and river rescue; revegetation of the countryside and the city; air quality and climate culture.

The temperature in CDMX ranges between 22 and 27 degrees. (DARKQUARTERS)
The temperature in CDMX ranges between 22 and 27 degrees. (DARKQUARTERS)

Mexico is one of the countries with the greatest biodiversity in the world, because due to its geographical location that What makes it a recipient of a wide variety of climates is that 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 rise 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 Tehuantepec Isthmus, Yucatán and Chiapas; temperate zones, mostly the territory north of the Tropic of Cancer; and semi-desert, north of the Altiplano.

The average temperature of the country is 19 degrees, however, there are cities such as 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, we must San Luis Rio Coloradoa city located in Sonora but bordering the Great Altar Desert of Baja California, rose to the 58.5 degrees 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, Mexico will suffer in the future a reduction in annual rainfall and a considerable increase in temperatures; In addition, there have been major impacts on farmers and ranchers due to the droughts or severe floods of 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.

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