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Extremely hot muggy days continue to be Yucatan Peninsula forecast

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Extreme heat and muggy days continue to be the forecast for much of the Yucatan Peninsula including the state of Quintana Roo. State Civil Protection is warning residents of the continued 35C (95F) to 40C (104F) degree temperatures that have been felt in recent days.

The extreme heat is being labeled as the state’s official first heat wave.

“An Anticyclonic Circulation at medium levels of the atmosphere will maintain the first heat wave with a very hot daytime environment in the State of Quintana Roo with temperatures of 35 to 40C,” Coordinación Estatal de Protección Civil (State Civil Protection) reported early Tuesday morning.

Some areas of the state are also experiencing strong winds that have affected nautical services as well as downed weak trees and large billboard signs.

“Wind with gusts of 30 to 50 kms/h is forecast for the municipalities of Tulum, Felipe Carrillo Puerto, José María Morelos, Bacalar and Othón P Blanco,” they added.

“The forecast strong winds could cause the demolition of trees and billboard advertisements, so the population is urged to heed the warnings of the National Meteorological Service (SMN) and the National Water Commission (Conagua) and follow the recommendations of state and Civil Protection authorities,” Mexico’s Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN) reported.

The ongoing strong wind gusts are forecast for to continue Tuesday and Wednesday along the coast.

“People are recommended to take preventive measures such as avoiding prolonged exposure to solar radiation, hydrating adequately, paying special attention to chronically ill people, children and older adults, as well as following the instructions of the health and Civil Protection sector,” the SMN added.

The meteorological agency has not forecast an end to the extreme temperatures associated with the state’s first official heat wave.