Today intense punctual rains are forecast in regions of Chiapas, Oaxaca, Tabasco and Veracruz; very strong in areas of Campeche, Chihuahua, Quintana Roo and Yucatán; strong in areas of Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo León, Puebla, Sinaloa, Sonora and Tamaulipas; intervals of showers in Baja California Sur, Hidalgo, Querétaro and San Luis Potosí, as well as isolated rains in Baja California, Mexico City, the State of Mexico, Guanajuato, Morelos, Tlaxcala and Zacatecas.
The rains could be with electrical discharges and generate landslides, increase in river and stream levels, overflows and floods in low-lying areas of the mentioned states.
On the other hand, a North event is forecast with gusts of 90 to 110 kilometers per hour and waves of 2 to 4 meters high on the coasts of Tamaulipas and Veracruz, and gusts of 50 to 70 km/h in Tabasco and the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, with waves of 1 to 2 m in height on the coasts of Tabasco and the Gulf of Tehuantepec.
Likewise, gusts of wind of 60 to 80 km/h and dust storms are estimated in Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí and Zacatecas, and from 40 to 60 km/h with possible dust storms in Aguascalientes, Mexico City, State from Mexico, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Morelos, Nayarit, Puebla, Querétaro, Sinaloa, Sonora and Tlaxcala.
During the morning, a very cold to icy environment is expected with minimum temperatures of -5 to 0 degrees Celsius, frost and possible snowfall or sleet in the mountains of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo León and Sonora; Similar temperatures, with frosts, are expected in the mountains of Baja California, the State of Mexico, Puebla, Veracruz and Zacatecas, as well as minimum temperatures of 0 to 5 degrees Celsius with possible frosts in mountainous areas of Aguascalientes, Mexico City, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Michoacán, Morelos, Oaxaca, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas and Tlaxcala.
It is recommended that the population of the mentioned states wear warm clothing and pay special attention to children, the elderly and the sick, hydrate adequately and avoid exposure to the cold environment and sudden changes in temperature.
The rains, winds and low temperatures will be generated by the Tenth Winter Storm of the season, which will move through the north of Mexico, the frontal system number 41, which will be located with stationary characteristics over the north, center and southeast of the national territory , a polar air mass, and moisture ingress generated by the polar and subtropical jet streams.
The hot to very hot environment will continue on the Mexican Central and South Pacific coasts, with maximum temperatures of 40 to 45 degrees Celsius in Guerrero, Michoacán and Nayarit; from 35 to 40 degrees Celsius in Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Jalisco, the coast of Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Tabasco and Yucatán, and from 30 to 35 degrees Celsius in the southwest of the State of Mexico, Morelos and the southwest of Puebla.
The population of these entities is urged to take preventive measures such as avoiding prolonged exposure to radiation from the Sun, hydrating adequately, paying special attention to the chronically ill, children and the elderly, as well as following the indications of the authorities of the Health and of Civil Protection.
On March 20, at 3:24 p.m., central Mexico time, the spring equinox will occur, with which this season begins in the Northern Hemisphere.
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