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Back-to-back cold fronts forecast for Cancun, Riviera Maya

Cancun, Riviera Maya — The National Meteorological Service reports the arrival of the seventh winter storm of the season that will bring cool temperatures to the Yucatan Peninsula.

The cool air is expected to arrive this weekend as Cold Front 36 enters the Cancun, Riviera Maya region. The front will travel quickly along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, while its associated cold air mass causes a drop in temperature over the northeast, center, east and southeast of the country.

With it, wind gusts exceeding 80 km/h are anticipated along the coast of Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Isthmus and Gulf of Tehuantepec and with gusts exceeding 60 km/h occurring along the coasts of Tabasco and Yucatan Peninsula.

Due to the system, heavy rain is forecast Saturday for Puebla, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche and Yucatán with heavy intervals of rain showers for the state of Quintana Roo.

The Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN) reports that over the weekend, Cold Front No. 36 will cross the southeast of the country and Yucatan Peninsula. It is expected that the mass of air associated with the system will be reinforced by a new mass of cold air associated with Cold Front No. 37 that will continue to interact with the “atmospheric river” that generates the jet stream.

These conditions could create the possibility of snow or sleet in the mountains of Chihuahua, Durango, Zacatecas, Coahuila and Nuevo León as well as gusts greater than 70 km/h on the coast of Veracruz and Gulf of Tehuantepec, and gusts in excess of 50 km/h along the coast of Tamaulipas, Tabasco and Yucatan Peninsula.

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