By KELIN DILLON
With Mexico’s rainy season undoubtedly having arrived, massive rain storms are expected to continue throughout the country, even causing Mexico City to issue an alert to its inhabitants about the storms.
Mexico’s National Water Commission (Conagua) released a statement revealing low pressure in both the Pacific and Gulf of Mexico that has a 20 percent chance of manifesting into cyclones, while intensifying rainfall in nearly all parts of the nation, barring the north.
Strong winds reaching 60 to 70 kilometers per hour are expected to affect Aguascalientes, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Guanajuato, Sonora, Tamaulipas and Zacatecas, with winds 50 to 60 kilometers per hour anticipated in Baja California, Campeche, Durango, Jalisco, Nuevo León, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosí, Veracruz and Yucatán.
Torrential downpours are expected in Oaxaca and Veracruz, reaching up to 250 millimeters, with floods likely to ensue.
Mexico City launched a yellow alert to its citizens ahead of predicted storms, urging them to carry umbrellas and be forewarned about potential flooding and falling trees.
Storms in the Mexico City area on Sunday, June 13, caused the trolleybus that currently serves the route of the disabled Line 12 Metro to overflow with water. Rainfall likewise overflowed several of the capital’s traffic-heavy streets, rendering them undrivable.
Conagua warned that the heavy downpours could also cause landfalls and lead to the overflow of lakes and rivers in parts of the country.