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Mexico weather calls for heat wave in 27 states

Mexico City, Mexico — The National Meteorological Service says a heat wave is expected to affect at least 27 states Tuesday. While some regions are forecast for wind and rain, a majority of the country will see extremely high daytime temperatures.

The forecast for Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Yucatan and Quintana Roo includes strong thunderstorms with the possibility of hail in Puebla, State of Mexico, Mexico City, Morelos, Guerrero and Campeche.

Rains are expected with intervals of showers in areas of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi, Querétaro, Hidalgo, Tlaxcala, Michoacán and Tabasco, and isolated rains in Chihuahua, Jalisco and Guanajuato.

Wind gusts greater than 50 kilometers per hour (km/h) are forecast for the Baja California Peninsula, Sonora, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas, however, wind gusts may exceed 60 km/h in Chihuahua and Coahuila.

These conditions are from low-level wind currents in the northwest and the northeast of Mexico, an instability zone with cyclonic potential located in the Caribbean Sea and a low pressure channel located in the Yucatan Peninsula.

In 27 of the United States of Mexico, residents are being warned about temperatures of 35C and above. Extreme daytime highs of between 45C and 50C are being forecast for Sonora, Sinaloa and Chihuahua.

Temperatures ranging between 40 to 45 degrees Celsius in expected for the areas of Baja California Sur, Nayarit, Jalisco, Michoacan, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Zacatecas, Hidalgo and Veracruz with 35 to 40 degrees Celsius in the regions of Baja California, Colima, Chiapas, Durango, Coahuila, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Guanajuato, Querétaro, Morelos, Tamaulipas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo.