Construction in Puerto Vallarta is creating a suffocating Island of Heat

Professor Víctor Manuel Cornejo, meteorologist of the University Center of the Coast, (CUCosta), assured that with the construction of taller buildings in the romantic zone, the area is getting hotter.

He explained that when the sea breeze is blocked, there is a deterioration in climate issues, taking into account that we live in a coastal area and solar radiation is very strong throughout the coast of Jalisco.

The wind is very important in the effects of temperature. All the elements of weather are intertwined and if one is modified, it inevitably affects another, in this sense an Island of Heat is being created.

He affirmed that those conditions, not only will be in the central area of ​​the municipality of Puerto Vallarta, even all the colonies in the back of the romantic zone, would be blocked from the wind and when the wind does not blow, there is a kind of suffocation.

The temperature will rise between the houses that exist around the new buildings of the romantic zone, where they will feel extreme heat, explains the meteorologist.

“The suffocation, takes very high temperatures, that is why the inhabitants of the colony Emiliano Zapata, will have the need to have air conditioners, because now the climate will be different,” said Victor Manuel.

Before taller buildings were built in the Emiliano Zapata neighborhood there was enough ventilation, precisely because the natural sea breeze. Currently, from the climatic point of view, this has changed and is irreversible.

The municipality of Puerto Vallarta, touristically speaking, sells climate, a situation that other ports like Mazatlan do not have, both in the Northwest states, and a bit more to the South, that is why, the municipal authorities should regulate this type of construction, he concluded.

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