Mexico. – This day a new tropical wave will travel through the Yucatan Peninsula and increase the likelihood of rains and electric shocks in Oaxaca, Chiapas, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo. A low pressure channel extended along the Sierra Madre Occidental, associated with divergence in high levels of the atmosphere, will cause heavy rains to very strong over the northwest and west of the country, as well as showers in the Valley of Mexico.
A high-pressure system will maintain a very hot environment in the northern Mexican border states with maximum temperatures of 45 to 50oC in northern Baja California.
Precipitation Forecast for today 18 July 2020:
Heavy rains with very strong punctual rains (50 to 75 liters per square meter): Sinaloa, Durango, Zacatecas, Nayarit and Jalisco.
Intervals of showers with strong spot rains (25 to 50 liters per square meter): Sonora, Chihuahua, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Colima, Michoacán, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo.
Shower intervals (5.1 to 25 liters per square meter): Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Querétaro, Hidalgo, Puebla, State of Mexico, Mexico City and Guerrero.
Insulated rains (0.1 to 5.0 liters per square meter): Baja California Sur, Morelos and Tlaxcala.
Original source: Conagua