Cancun, Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Local meteorologists are cautioning residents along the Yucatan Peninsula about the anticipated arrival of Cold Front No. 23 that is expected to see a drop in temperatures, increase in winds and additional heavy rain.
La Comisión Nacional del Agua (Conagua) says the mass of polar air that is expected to arrive Wednesday will see a significant temperature drop across much of the country. Wind gusts of over 100 km/h and waves of 3 to 5 meters are expected on coasts of Oaxaca and Chiapas.
A cool environment is estimated for the Yucatan Peninsula with cloudy skies and wind gusts greater than 70 km/h and waves of 2 to 4 meters on the coasts.
Cold Front Number 23 will likely cause heavy rains in southern Veracruz, eastern Oaxaca and Tabasco as well as in Chiapas, Campeche, Yucatán and Quintana Roo. Upon its arrival, the front will also cause a sharp drop in temperatures for Wednesday and Thursday.
On Thursday, the cold front will cover the southeast of Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula, causing potential for very heavy rains at intense intervals over these regions. While the associated polar air mass will continue to cover the north, northeast, center, east and southeast of the national territory, these conditions will preserve the cold to very cold environment over the mentioned regions with morning frosts in mountainous areas of the Mesa del Norte and the Central Table.
The cold air is expected to blanket the region until Saturday.