The Mexican Monsoon each year develops at the end of June and can extend until September due to hot and humid climates.
MAZATLAN. – The intense rains that have been generated in the north of the country are derived from the “Mexican Monsoon” phenomenon, but do you know what it is? Here we tell you.
The “Mexican Monsoon” is a seasonal wind climatic event characterized by flowing from cold regions to warm regions. This phenomenon is currently taking place in Mexico and will cause heavy rains in areas of Sinaloa, Sonora, Chihuahua, and Durango.
Described as a seasonal wind, the Mexican Monsoon is produced by the displacement of the intertropical convergence zone, in summer, for example, they are added to the winds that blow from south to north loaded with rain, and in winter they are inland winds that They come dry and cold.
All this is an accumulation of rain that exceeds the historical average for these regions, announced the National Water Commission (Conagua).
What is a monsoon? It is derived from the Arabic word “masuim”, which means season, for which this phenomenon refers to the seasonal change in the direction of the winds between the continent and the ocean.
Do you know the characteristics of the Mexican monsoon?
The climatological phenomenon is characterized by generating intense rains, although not continuous, in points of the northwest of the country, mainly in the mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental and its surroundings, which include Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Durango, the north of Nayarit, Sinaloa, and Sonora, as well as the western and southwestern United States of America.
The states of Mexico where the most frequent rains are expected are Sonora, Sinaloa, Chihuahua, and Durango.
The monsoon has occurred in regions of Southwest Asia and the Indian Ocean, Australia and Polynesia, northwest Africa and the eastern Atlantic, as well as northwestern Mexico, western and southwestern United States of America.
Each year between the end of June and the beginning of July, the North American Monsoon (also known as the Mexican monsoon ) begins and can last until September, which is generated by the warm and humid winds that come from the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California.