Fast 50 Degrees Celsius in Mexico
Subtitle: Extreme Heat Claims Over 100 Lives, Temperature Drop Expected
At least 100 people have died in Mexico in the past two weeks due to extreme heat. According to the Ministry of Health's report, temperatures have reached almost 50 degrees Celsius in parts of the country.
The authorities stated that almost all deaths were attributed to heatstroke, with a handful caused by dehydration. The northern state of Nuevo Leon, bordering Texas, reported at least 64 deaths.
Rainy season brings much-needed precipitation
The three-week heatwave this month placed an unprecedented strain on the energy grid and led the authorities to suspend classes in some areas.
In recent days, temperatures have started to decrease, and the rainy season has brought much-needed precipitation. However, some cities in the northern part of the country still experience temperatures as high as 49 degrees Celsius, leaving residents simmering.
Typically, summer temperatures range between 30 and 45 degrees Celsius. A new heatwave could hit the country as early as July 1st.