Mexico City records highest-ever temperature of 34.7 C

Mexico City records highest-ever temperature of 34.7 C

/ 01:51 PM May 26, 2024

Mexico City records highest-ever temperature of 34.7 C

A dog jumps at a water fountain in the Monumento a la Revolucion square during a heat wave that hits Mexico City on April 16, 2024. FILE PHOTO/Agence France-Presse

MEXICO CITY — 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.


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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.

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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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