At least 100 people have died in Mexico in the past two weeks due to extreme heat. Temperatures are now dropping due to the rainy season. In the north, however, temperatures of 49 degrees Celsius continue to prevail.
At least 100 people have died in Mexico in the past two weeks from extreme heat, authorities said. Temperatures have climbed to nearly 50 degrees Celsius in parts of the country, the health ministry said in a report.
Almost all of the deaths were attributed to heat stroke, and a handful to dehydration. According to the report, there were at least 64 deaths in the northern state of Nuevo Leon on the border with Texas.
Rainy season brings necessary rainfall
This month’s three-week heatwave hit the power grid with record demand, forcing authorities to suspend classes in some areas.
Temperatures have dropped in recent days and the rainy season has brought much-needed rainfall. Nevertheless, temperatures of 49 degrees Celsius still prevail in some cities in the north of the country and keep the residents stewing.
Temperatures in summer usually range between 30 and 45 degrees. A new heat wave could hit the country as early as July 1st.