Cancun, Q.R. — A flight trying to land in Cancun was diverted to Merida Wednesday due to bad weather. The Frontier flight carrying 57 passengers from Boston was forced to land at the Aeropuerto Internacional Manuel Crescencio Rejón in Merida after strong winds prevented it from landing at Cancun International.
The Yucatan Peninsula has been blanketed by a large mass of cold air accompanied by strong winds due to cold front no. 19. The mass of polar air reached the peninsula late Sunday, staying in the region until late Wednesday, generating winds with gusts of between 50 to 60 km/h.
The front affected temperatures in the southeastern states of Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo.
Passengers on the Frontier flight waited nearly two hours on the tarmac in Merida before being offered an alternative to their Caribbean destination. While some took up the offer of being driven to Cancun, others chose to wait for weather to improve.