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61 people died due to heat wave

61 people died due to heat wave

Most of the deaths were due to heat stroke and dehydration. In addition, the country registers more than a thousand cases of health damage due to temperature.

The intense heat wave continues in Mexico. From the Ministry of Health of the country reported that 61 people died because of the extreme temperatureswhich have become more than 45° centigrade.

The report indicates that the majority of the deaths – which took place in the states of Veracruz, Tabasco, San Luis Potosí and Tamaulipas- were due to heat stroke and dehydration. Furthermore, days ago, they also pointed out that Mexico register 1,346 cases of health damage due to high temperatures.

Heat wave in Mexico: the factors

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61 people died due to the intense heat wave in Mexico.

61 people died due to the intense heat wave in Mexico.

The high temperatures in the country are beginning to be explained by scientists. That was the case of David Adamsresearcher at the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate Change of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), who maintained that the important factors of the intense heat wave were high pressure that remained fixed in the country and the urbanization.

“High pressure is setting in now because We are in a transition between El Niño and La Niña and that can affect the hemispheric circulation, that is, all of North America and South America, and that can determine whether this high pressure gets stronger or stays,” Adams explained to the Xinhua news agency.

Due to heat and water scarcity, Mexico reaches record electricity demand

Due to the current situation with temperatures, Mexico has been consuming record amounts of electricity. Sometimes even more than its public service infrastructure can generate and transmit.

As recorded by the CENACE electrical networkLatin American nation consumed 51,595 megawatts of electricity Throughout the national territory. In this way, when demand exceeds supply, the country becomes much more prone to blackouts.

The heat has boosted electricity consumption in both homes and industries, but Mexico also continues to grow. Increasing supply is difficult, and hydropower plants in particular have been hit by a shortage extreme of water.

Source: Ambito

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