The 'gates of hell' open in another country as unimaginable heat record is broken

The heatwave led to power supply problems and caused fires in over 70,000 hectares of forests.

Extremely high temperatures have been raging in Mexico since spring (image used for illustrative purpose only) [PAP/Antonio Lacerda]

While the first heat wave of the season is heading to Poland, heat has been pouring from the sky in Central America for many weeks, and Wednesday was the warmest June day in Mexico's history.

The temperature has reached unimaginable values, and the heat will not give up so easily.

Extremely high temperatures have been raging there since spring. Particularly extreme weather appeared in May.

In Mexico City, the country's capital, the temperature reached 51.1 degrees Celsius on May 9, setting a May heat record for all of North America.

The heatwave led to power supply problems and caused fires in over 70,000 hectares of forests. But now it got even hotter.

On Wednesday, June 12, in the town of El Cubil in the state of Sonora in northwestern Mexico, the temperature reached as much as 51.9 degrees Celsius.

Other cities in the state were not much colder. The thermometres in Plutarco showed 51.4 degrees Celsius and 51.0 degrees Celsius in Rodolfo Valdes.

These are also the highest June values ​​in the history of the entire country. The heat takes its toll on both people and animals. Only by May 21, the number of heat victims was 48 and it is growing rapidly. More than 250 howler monkeys also died. People also die from strokes and dehydration, among others.

The next days will be a continuation of extremely high temperatures, which in the valleys in the west and north-west of the country will regularly reach 40-45 degrees Celsius, and in places may approach 50 degrees Celsius.

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This article was originally published on Onet Travel.

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