In the middle of a heatwave in Mexico, this city finds itself covered in ice

In the middle of a heatwave in Mexico, this city finds itself covered in ice
In the middle of a heatwave in Mexico, this city finds itself covered in ice

A striking contrast for the inhabitants of Puebla, a city located 130 km from Mexico City (Mexico). While much of the country is experiencing a major heat wave, a violent storm hit the city and caused a hailstorm, reports El País. Nearly half a meter of ice was discovered in the streets, which had turned completely white.

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Although no injuries were reported, several damages were noted: power outages, uprooted poles and trees… The roof of one house even collapsed under the weight of the ice.

A phenomenon under surveillance

“It started to rain very hard. As you can see, everything is destroyed. My daughter said: ‘Let’s save ourselves!’ Everything started to collapse and we ran to my cousin’s house for shelter,” explained a resident, relayed by TF1 Info. Some residents also complained about feeling cold.

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According to the National Weather Service (SMN), this phenomenon is due to a channel of low pressure, with instability in the high levels of the atmosphere and the entry of humidity from the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico . Rains which would be monitored by the government and civil protection.

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A deadly heat wave

On the contrary, Mexico City experienced a heat record recorded on Saturday with 34.7°C. In the Tabasco region, dehydrated monkeys are said to be falling from trees by the dozen. No less than 48 people have died in three months because of this heat wave which could intensify according to scientists.

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