Intense heat in the state of Chihuahua has triggered a weather alert by the local Civil Protection office.
Temperatures of 48 C and higher have been recorded in 11 municipalities in a heat wave expected to last another 10 days, triggering a yellow alert.
The affected area is in the northern part of the state and extends into parts of neighboring states Sonora and Coahuila, explained Civil Protection chief Virgilio Cepeda Cisneros.
What little rain has fallen on the state has only been registered in the southern and southeastern municipalities, continued Cepeda, who warned the public to take all the necessary precautions, especially with children and senior citizens.
The official forecast that temperatures in the state capital could reach 38 in the next few days. In Ciudad Juárez, the thermometer is expected to hit 39, 43 in Ojinaga, 45 in Urique and a blistering 49 in Moris.
Source: Milenio (sp)