Mexico City: the worst drought in 30 years, 85% of Mexico with severe drought




Since March 2021 Mexico suffers very hot weather with severe drought. Heatwaves are returning a nd re-generating in a very short time.

While mid-latitudes in this global circulation pattern are bothered by extreme late spring frosts, tropical climate zone, not only Mexico, but too Sahara, Middle East, Southern and Southeastern Asia suffers unusually hot weather, with many temperature records /see last pages on our homepage/.

In Mexico, around 85% territory of the country is affected, including the most populated parts and capital, Mexico City.

Mexico City reports the worst drought in last 30 years, but in some regions, the situation is even worse.

Around 10 millions of people in Mexico City are dependent from reservoirs which are currently only around 40% of their capacity.

Reservoirs and and aquifers are so depleted that some residents don’t have tap water.

Moreover, wildfires burn over tens of thousands of hectares, currently.

Problems with drought are already reported from California, New Mexico and Texas, the USA and in Southwest, long-term and persisting heatwaves are forecasted until 15. May 2021. In Death Valley should temperature reach 110°F / +43,3°C.

Water crisis is worsening mainly in regions with drying lakes.

Series of dry months in 2021 are only continue of very dry years 2019 and 2020.

In western USA and western Canada, severe drought and heatwaves in 2020 brought the worst wildfire season in history.

In 2021, severe wildfires should return - very hot and dry Summer 2021 is already by American climatologists forecasted.

In 2020, all-time temperature record in Death Valley and Los Angeles were overcame /https://mkweather.com/right-now-death-valley-with-the-hottest-ever-recorded-temperature-on-the-planet-or-minimally-since-1931-130f-54-4c/; https://mkweather.com/it-has-never-been-so-hot-so-late-or-ever-los-angeles-county-with-new-all-time-record-121f-494c-phoenix-50-days-over-110f-in-2020//.

Severe drought is forecasted in Mexico, excluding some southern parts, minimally until 15. May 2021, therefore situation should significantly worsening, yet.

Source: wxcharts.com

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