Heat Dome

  • 24 May 2024

Sweltering temperatures grip Mexico, Central America, and parts of the U.S., causing distress, strain on energy systems, and even wildlife casualties.

  • Heat dome phenomenon, caused by strong high pressure, leads to intense sunshine and soaring temperatures.
  • Southerly winds transport warm, moist air northward, exacerbating the heat.
  • Record-breaking temperatures reported in South Florida and Texas.
  • Heat advisory issued for parts of Texas with temperatures soaring up to 111°F (43.9°C).
  • Concerns rise about ocean temperatures and their impact on the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season.
  • Mexico experiences severe heatwave, linked to numerous deaths and wildlife casualties, exacerbating water scarcity and sparking protests.