Mexico.- To this day, Hurricane «Genevieve» will continue to intensify and will be located south of the Baja California Peninsula, its cloudy bands will generate intense punctual rains in Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima and Michoacán; very strong punctualities in Sinaloa and Durango, as well as heavy occasional rains in Baja California Sur and Zacatecas. In turn, wind gusts of 60 to 70 km/h and high swell of 4 to 6 meters high are forecast on the coasts of Jalisco, Colima and Michoacán.
On the other hand, a low pressure channel, in interaction with instability at high levels of the atmosphere, will cause very heavy rains in Guanajuato, Guerrero and Oaxaca and heavy rains over much of the states of the center of the country, including the Valley of Mexico, which will be accompanied by electric shocks and strong wind gusts.
Tropical wave No. 29 located south of the Yucatan Peninsula, will advance towards the southeast of the country, which will produce very strong occasional rains in Campeche and Chiapas, as well as strong punctuals in Quintana Roo, Yucatan and Tabasco.
Finally, a high-pressure system at mid-levels of the atmosphere will maintain temperatures above 45oC in Baja California, Sonora and Chihuahua.
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Precipitation Forecast for today’ 18 August 2020:
Very heavy rains with intense punctual rains (75 to 150 mm) accompanied by electric shocks, hailstones and strong wind gusts during storms: Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima and Michoacán.
Heavy rains with very strong punctual rains (50 to 75 mm) accompanied by electric shocks, hailstones and strong wind gusts during storms: Sinaloa, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Chiapas and Campeche.
Intervals of showers with strong spot rains (25 to 50 mm) accompanied by electric shocks, hailstones and strong wind gusts during storms: Baja California Sur, Zacatecas, Morelos, Puebla, State of Mexico, Mexico City, Veracruz, Tabasco, Yucatan and Quintana Roo.
Shower intervals (5.1 to 25 mm) accompanied by electric shocks, hailstones and strong wind gusts during storms: Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Aguascalientes, Tamaulipas, Querétaro, Hidalgo and Tlaxcala.
Rains could be accompanied by electric shocks, possible hail drop and strong wind gusts during storms.
Minimum Temperature Forecast for Today August 18, 2020:
Minimum temperatures from 0 to 5oC: Sierras de Chihuahua, Durango, Zacatecas, State of Mexico and Puebla.
Maximum temperature forecast for today 18 August 2020:
Maximum temperatures from 45oC to 50oC: Baja California, Sonora and Chihuahua.
Maximum temperatures from 40oC to 45oC: Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, Campeche and Yucatan.
Maximum temperatures from 35oC to 40oC: Durango, San Luis Potosí (oriente), Nayarit, Jalisco, Michoacán, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Veracruz (north), Tabasco and Quintana Roo.
Wind and swell Forecast for today August 18, 2020:
Wind with gusts of 60 to 70 km/h and swell of 4 to 6 meters of significant height: Costas de Jalisco, Colima and Michoacán.
Wind with gusts of 60 to 70 km/h: Sonora and Oaxaca (Istmo de Tehuantepec).
Forecast by Region:
Mexico Valley: Half-cloudy to cloudy skies over the course of the day with probability of shower intervals with heavy spot rains, electric shocks in the State of Mexico and Mexico City. East and northeast wind from 10 to 25 km/h with streaks that can exceed 40 km/h. In Mexico City, a maximum temperature of 23 to 25oC and a minimum of 11 to 13oC are forecast. For the capital of the State of Mexico, maximum temperature from 21 to 23oC and minimum from 9 to 11oC.
Baja California Peninsula: Half-cloudy afternoon sky with severe occasional rains in Baja California Sur and shower intervals in Baja California. Morning mists on the west coast of Baja California Sur. Very hot atmosphere at extremely hot and northwest wind of 15 to 30 km/h in the region, with gusts of 50 km/h in Baja California Sur.
North Pacific: Partially cloudy morning skies and increased clouds during the afternoon with very heavy spot rains in Sinaloa and shower intervals in Sonora, both with electric shocks and possible hail drop. Very warm atmosphere. South and southwest wind from 15 to 30 km/h in the region, with streaks of 60 to 70 km/h in Sonora.
Pacific Central: Cloudy afternoon sky with heavy spot rains and electric shocks in Nayarit, Jalisco, ColiMa and Michoacán. Hot environment, south and southeast wind from 15 to 30 km/h in the region, plus gusts of 60 to 70 km/h and swell of 4 to 6 meters high on the coasts of Jalisco, Colima and Michoacán.
South Pacific: Cloudy skies over the course of the day with very strong occasional rains with electric shocks in Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas. Warm. Variable direction wind of 20 to 30 km/h in the region, with gusts of 60 to 70 km/h in Oaxaca (Istmo de Tehuantepec).
Gulf of Mexico: Partially cloudy morning sky, increase in afternoon clouds with heavy spot rains in Veracruz and Tabasco and shower intervals in Tamaulipas, all with electric shocks and possible hail drop. Hot atmosphere and east and northeast wind from 15 to 30 km/h.
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Yucatan Peninsula: Partially cloudy morning sky with increased clouds over the course of the afternoon and very heavy occasional rains with electric shocks in Campeche, as well as strong punctuals in Yucatan and Quintana Roo. Hot atmosphere to very hot and wind from the east and southeast of 15 to 30 km/h.
Mesa del Norte: Cloudy afternoon sky with very heavy occasional rains in Durango; Zacatecas, as well as rains and shower intervals in Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí and Aguascalientes, all with electric shocks and possible hail drop. Very hot to extremely hot environment in northern areas of the region. East component wind from 20 to 35 km/h.
Central Table: Partially cloudy morning sky with increased clouds towards the afternoon and very strong spot rains in Guanajuato, strong in Morelos and Puebla and intervals of showers in Querétaro, Hidalgo and Tlaxcala, all with electric shocks and possible hail fall. Hot atmosphere and east component wind of 15 to 30 km/h with gusts of 50 km/h in storm zones.
Maximum rainfall of the last 24 hours (in millimeters) was recorded at:
The Step (Amatan), Chis. 51.8; Sian Ka’an 2 (Tulum), Q. Roo. 42.4; San Blas, Nay. 37.1; Cay Arcas, Camp. 36.1; Rosario Treatment Plant (Azcapotzalco), Cd. de Méx. 29.5; Tlalnepantla, Edo. Mex. 23.9; Pahuatlán de Valle, Pue. 16.1; Tomatlán River, Jal. 15.8; Tepatlaxco, View. 14.7; Tepuxtepec (Contepec), Mich. 14.1; Vicente Guerrero Dam (Padilla), Tamps. 12.8; La Fragua (Jiménez), Coah. 11.8; La Michilia (Suchil), Dgo. 11.2; Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado (San Lucas Ojitlán), Oax. 11.0; Solís Braniff (Acámbaro), Gto. 10.4; San Juan (Mocorito), Sin. 7.4; Mezcalapa (Cardenas), Tab. 7.2; Zihuatanejo, Gro. 4.6; The Corrales (Trenches), Son. 3.0; The Marbles (Zimapan), Hgo. 2.8; Chinatu (Guadalupe and Calvo), Chih. Mexican Institute of Water Technology (Jiutepec), Mor. 1.8; Sonoyta (Plutarco Elijah Streets), Son. and Tlaxcala, Tlax. 1.2 and Zacatecas, Zac. 0.4.
Maximum temperatures (in C) were recorded at:
Ejido Nuevo León, B.C. 45.4; Altar, Son. 43.5; Black Stones, Coah. 40.6; Cd. Constitution B.C.S. 40.0; Cd. Juarez, Chih. 39.7 and Méx. Cd. Airport, 23.0.
Minimum temperatures (in C) were recorded at:
Altzomoni, Edo. Of Mex.,2.2; The Vergel, Chih., 3.2; Step Wagons, Pue. and San Antonio Cuajimoloyas, Oax., 4.0; Monarch Butterfly I, Mich., 5.3; Nevado de Colima, Jal., 5.8 and Airport, Cd. de Méx., 12.0.