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Excessive heat alert for Riviera Maya: Yucatan Peninsula temperatures forecast to soar past 45C

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — A severe heat alert has been issued for Sunday for Playa del Carmen as temperatures continue to soar. The Weather Channel issued the Playa del Carmen heat alert after forecasting a daytime temperature of 34C (93F) when combined with humidity, pushes that temperature to 41C (105F).

The Weather Channel released an excessive heat alert for May 19, 2024 for the city of Playa del Carmen.

According to the NOAA, an Excessive Heat Warning is Issued within 12 hours of the onset of the following criteria: heat index of at least 105°F for more than 3 hours per day for 2 consecutive days, or heat index more than 115°F for any period of time.

The region’s soaring temperatures continue into its second week with the arrival of another heat wave.

The Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN) of Mexico says anticyclonic circulation is keeping temperatures high over Mexico, generating temperatures above 40°C in 24 states of the country.

“The environment will continue from very hot to extremely hot with maximum daytime temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius,” they reported. Extremely hot temperatures above 45C (113F) is forecast for Campeche, Michoacán, Tabasco, Veracruz and Yucatán, among others.

The National Meteorological Service (SMN) says hot to very hot daytime temperatures of between 40C and 45C is forecast for 11 states Sunday, including Quintana Roo, marking the start of the Mexico’s third heat wave of the year.