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Mexico City outskirts wake up to cold temperatures and sleet

30/01/2018
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This Tuesday morning, Mexico City woke up to cold temperatures and sleet in some areas, such as Tlalpan and Cuajimalpa, caused by cold front number 25

This Tuesday morning, Mexico City woke up to cold temperatures and sleet in some areas – such as Tlalpan and Cuajimalpa – caused by cold front number 25 and its accompanying mass of polar air, according to the National Water Commission (CONAGUA).

“Geographical distribution of minimum temperatures recorded until 8:00 hours today,” reads the tweet of the Ministry of Civil Protection.

According to the Mexican Meteorological Service (SMN), winter weather conditions will prevail in the Valley of Mexico. Maximum temperatures between 14°C to 16°C are expected for Mexico City, with a minimum of 0°C to 2°C and -2°C to 0°C in high altitude areas.

In the State of Mexico, maximum temperatures will also range between 14°C to 16°C, with minimums of -4°C to -2°C.

The Meteorological Service also cautions that there could be sleet or snowfall in the mountain areas of the Valley of Mexico.

“Icy conditions expected for most of Mexico”

Given the marked temperature decrease, the Ministry of Civil Protection of the State of Mexico is recommending inhabitants of the Metropolitan area of the Valley of Mexico to dress in layers to keep warm.

How to layer

First layer: Since this layer is in direct contact with the skin, cotton is strongly discouraged, as it retains moisture of sweat longer than other fabrics. Thus, clothes made of non-absorbing fibers are highly recommended.

Second layer: Wool, fleece, or similar fabrics are recommended as a second layer since this type of material will prevent loss of body heat and insulates against the cold.

Third layer: Water-proof clothing is strongly encouraged to block against wind and the cold, especially in areas with sleet or snow.

This technique is the most effective to protect oneself during cold weather, according to the authorities.

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