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Cold Front 16 slowly moving away from Cancun, Riviera Maya

Last updated on February 5, 2020

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Cold Front No. 16 that hit the region recently, continues to grip much of the state of Quintana Roo with cloudy days and cold nights.

Conguaga meteorologist Jesús Carachure Bautista reports the mass of cold air will bring rains with intervals of showers of between 5.1 to 25 mm in areas of Puebla, Veracruz, Chiapas and Quintana Roo before moving off.

For today, the frontal system will stay over the Yucatan Peninsula and southeast of Mexico. The mass of cold air associated with the front will create a cold environment in a large part of the country including fog banks in the east, center and southeast, as well as a “Norte” event with gusts of wind that can exceed 60 km/h in the south of the littoral of the Gulf of Mexico and 80 km/h in the Isthmus and Gulf of Tehuantepec (Oaxaca and Chiapas).

Cold Front No. 16 is currently over the entire state of Quintana Roo, covering the region with mostly cloudy skies and cool temperatures. However, the cold air mass is expected to move away from Quintana Roo Tuesday and be gone for Wednesday, when day and nighttime temperatures will return to seasonally normal.

The cold front arrived two days ago and extends from the central US to Tabasco. In the central and southern US, the front has been responsible for large dumps of snow, road closures and flight delays.