Isla Mujeres and Cancun recorded a 13 degree temperature Monday morning, while Felipe Carrillo Puerto recorded 14 degrees. Other Quintana Roo municipalities such as Playa del Carmen and Cozumel dipped down to 18 degrees. The cool weather is far from being over.
The National Weather Service is warning northern state and Yucatan residents that more unfavorable weather could be on the way as hail is predicted for Veracruz, Oaxaca, Tabasco, Chiapas, Campeche and Quintana Roo.
Blame the cold conditions on Cold Front Number 30, which is the name of the system causing an ingress of moisture into the Caribbean Sea. According to the National Weather Service:
The entry of moisture from the Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea, interacting with the remnants of Cold Front Number 30, favor the spread of cloudiness with showers potential under 25 mm and possibility for hail in the states of Veracruz, Oaxaca, Tabasco, Chiapas, Campeche and Quintana Roo.
Jaime Villasano Mirror, head of the meteorology of the State Coordination of Civil Protection, says more cool weather is on the way via a front system that will bring gusty north winds, a chance of rain and a dip in the thermometer.
He explains, “It is quickly moving southeast and is very likely that this frontal system begins gradually affect us the Yucatan and Quintana Roo.” The system is expected to hit Quintana Roo early in the week. Mirror adds, “This is going to cause cool temperatures, cool wind and gusty north of cloudiness and rainfall in the northern state and drop in temperature at night and early morning.”
The minimum and maximum temperatures expected during the next 48-hours are 13 and 29 degrees.