The Canicula “Dog Days of Summer” is approaching; beware of the hottest days of the year

“Canícula” or the dog days or dog days of summer are the hot, sultry days of summer. They were historically the period following the heliacal rising of the star system Sirius, which Greek and Roman astrology connected with heatdrought, sudden thunderstormslethargyfevermad dogs, and bad luck. They are now taken to be the hottest, most uncomfortable part of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.

Mexico.- In a few weeks the phenomenon of the Canícula to be felt in the country.

The heat wave is the season of the year in which the heat is strongest; this process lasts between 6 and 7 weeks, about 40 days

This phase begins a few weeks after the summer solstice (which occurs on June 21 in the northern hemisphere) and is the time when the midday sun is at the highest possible height above the horizon.

The entrance of the Canícula is expected approximately between July 12 and 14 in Mexico.

Why is it so hot during the Canícula? 

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The reason that it makes more heat or cold in a certain place on our planet does not depend on being closer or farther from the Sun, but on the inclination of the Earth’s axis with respect to this star. For that reason when in a hemisphere the highest temperatures are suffered in the opposite the minimums are reached. 

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To the extremely hot days they are called canicular 
The Canícula does not benefit almost anyone, the oppressive heat affects the same with the record of droughts, diseases, damages in the field, in the sea, for that reason protocols of prevention are established during this pass of the year.


The National Water Commission (Conagua) has indicated that the Canícula is registered annually in some regions of Mexico, between July and August, where it can present temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius. 
With the Canícula it is necessary to establish preventive measures to avoid extreme heat illnesses.

Source: conagua. wikipedia, linea directa

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