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Authorities remind people to protect young and elderly during cold temperatures

Last updated on September 3, 2020

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Personnel from Civil Protection are reminding people to take precautions as the remainder of Cold Front 32 continues to blanket the region with exceptionally cool nighttime and morning temperatures.

La Coordinación Estatal de Protección Civil says people need to dress warmly while navigation personnel need to exercise precautions due to strong swells. They are also warning early morning motorists to be aware of heavy fog banks that have been forming due to the change in temperatures.

The Ministry of Health of Felipe Carrillo Puerto says people need to protect children and the elderly against the early morning and evening cool temperatures, especially in rural communities where the climate hits with more inclement weather, stressing the importance of preventing the spreading of respiratory diseases due to acute respiratory infection increases from exposure to these low temperatures.

Head of the Secretaría de Salud de Felipe Carrillo Puerto Denisse Soto Martínez, pointed out that low temperatures and extreme climatic changes affect young children and older adults who are most vulnerable, explaining they should remain inside and not be exposed to the weather.

Cold Front 32 hit the Yucatan Peninsula late Sunday with its effects being felt early Monday. With the cold mass of air came a drop in temperatures and strong winds. While daytime temperatures remain in the mid-to-high-20s C, nighttime temperatures have dipped to teen figures. The cold front is expected to move away from the Cancun, Riviera Maya region for Thursday.