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Another week of extreme heat forecast for Yucatan Peninsula

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Another week of extreme temperatures is in store for the Yucatan Peninsula. Recent daytime average temperatures of 40C (104F) for most of the state of Quintana Roo are forecast to remain.

Extremely hot muggy days will continue with the country’s second heat wave of the year. Weather forecasts by Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN) says an influx of humidity from the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea continues toward the Peninsula, including the state of Quintana Roo.

“The influx of humidity from the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico continues towards the peninsular region and the State of Quintana Roo. It will maintain partially cloudy skies with increasing cloudiness during the course of the day with little chance of rain,” the SMN reported Sunday.

According to the State Coordination of Civil Protection, the second heat wave of the year will continue to affect the state. The wave of heat, they report, is caused by an anticyclonic circulation of the atmosphere.

Coordinación Estatal de Protección Civil of Quintana Roo says the extreme heat will continue.

According to the SMN, daytime temperatures of 39 (102F) to 41 (106F) will continue for most of Quintana Roo while temperatures above 45C (113F) are forecast for the states of Campeche, Tabasco, Veracruz and Yucatan.

Coordinación Estatal de Protección Civil is also calling for temperatures around Quintana Roo to remain between 39 and 41 with the interior regions, such as the municipality of José María Morelos, to reach the higher end.

Nighttime temperatures are expected to hover around 26C (79F), a slight decrease from the daytime highs. The extreme heat and humidity and zero chance of rain is forecast to remain for the next 10 days.