26 May 2024, 10:23

Mexico City records highest-ever temperature of 34.7 C

MEXICO CITY, May 26, 2024 (BSS/AFP) - Mexico City, in the midst of a
heatwave, recorded its highest-ever temperature on Saturday as thermostats
hit 34.7 degrees Celsius (94.46 degrees Fahrenheit), according to the
National Meteorological Service (SMN).

The record high was recorded Saturday afternoon at the Tacubaya observatory,
the SMN said, after thermometers in the capital reached an earlier record of
34.3 degrees Celsius on May 9.

Scientists from the National Autonomous University of Mexico warned on
Wednesday that in the next two weeks intensifying heat could bring new record
temperatures to the city.

The country has recorded 48 deaths due to intense heatwaves hitting the
country since March, the government said on Friday.

The eastern coastal state of Veracruz recorded the highest number of deaths,
with 14, followed by Tabasco, San Luis Potosi and Tamaulipas with eight each.

Last year, Mexico reported a record 419 heat-related deaths in the hot
season, which runs from March to October, in a country of 129 million people.

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