Rains cause flooding across Sinaloa heaving rains forecast over the weekend

Heavy rain surprised the inhabitants of Culiacán, Sinaloa.

The precipitation fell on Friday night and in minutes flooded streets and avenues.

The strong gusts of wind caused the fall of trees and light cables.

Ulises González, head of Municipal Civil Protection, reported that several vehicles were rescued by being stranded in the water.

According to the Fire Department report, the most severe floods were in the Barrancos, Santa Elena, López Mateos, Malecon Nuevo, and Tres Ríos colonies.

Culiacán International Airport ran out of electricity for two hours.

In the municipality of Mazatlan, heavy rains were also reported in roads such as Insurgentes, La Marina, Huatabampito, Mazatlan and Santa Rosa, where it was necessary to close the traffic by Transit elements.

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The National Meteorological Service (SMN) forecasts heavy rains for this Saturday and Sunday throughout the state of Sinaloa.

Tropical wave 28 will cause a weekend with rains in Mexico

During the weekend rains are expected over much of Mexico, with intense locals in Veracruz. Oaxaca and Chiapas, due to the passage of tropical wave number 28 and instability in height, the National Meteorological Service reported in a statement.

The organism predicted for this Saturday strong gusts of wind over 50 kilometers per hour (km / h) in 16 states of the country, with possible whirlpools or hoppers in the north.

He detailed in his general forecast that they are expected for Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sonora, Sinaloa, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Durango, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosí, Oaxaca, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Campeche, Yucatán and Quintana Roo, wind gusts that could exceed 50 km / h with possible whirlpools or hoppers in the north of the country.

On the other hand, intense storms are estimated in areas of Veracruz, Oaxaca and Chiapas, and very strong storms in regions of Sonora, Durango, Nayarit, Jalisco, Michoacán, Guerrero and Tabasco.

Strong point storms in Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Morelos, State of Mexico, Puebla and Campeche; showers in sites of Tamaulipas, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosí, Querétaro, Hidalgo, Tlaxcala, Mexico City, Colima, Yucatán and Quintana Roo.

And isolated rains in Baja California Sur, Coahuila, Nuevo León and Guanajuato.

The winds and rains will be caused by the passage of the tropical wave number 28 that will cross the west of the country, two areas of atmospheric instability that cover the northwest and southeast of the national territory and the abundant entry of warm and humid air from the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.

During the day, temperatures above 45 degrees are estimated in regions of Baja California and Sonora, and from 40 to 45 degrees in areas of Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, and Michoacán.

And from 35 to 40 degrees Celsius at sites in Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Durango, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo, Morelos, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo.

Given the high temperatures, it is recommended that the population attend the warnings issued by the SMN, Civil Protection and the state and municipal authorities, as well as take preventive measures such as hydrating and not exposing themselves to the sun for prolonged periods.

Source: conagua, noticieros televisa

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