Saturday, April 4, 2009

Record Breaking Temperatures, Heat Warning

The Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meterology, and Hydrology (INSIVUMEH) has issued a high temperature alert for the Caribbean side of Guatemala, the Peten, and the northern transversal strip. Elderly, children, and the ill should take extra precautions.

Temperatures have risen above the highest levels registered in the past ten years, reaching 40 to 42 degrees C.

The heat is resulting from very high insolation (solar radiation) combined with high humidity.

These conditions are expected to continue through the weekend and into Monday and Tuesday.

In the Rio Dulce area, the weather may cool a bit on Tuesday night and Wednesday with a chance of rain, after which temperatures will again rise.

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