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Cold front from US continues to cool Cancun, Riviera Maya

CANCUN, Q. Roo.- Cold front number six continues to bring cold air into the region from the eastern United States. The mass of cool air is being felt into the south of the Yucatan Peninsula including Cancun and Riviera Maya.

The National Weather Service (SMN) reports weather for the Cancun, Riviera Maya region will continue with an 80 percent probability of strong thunderstorms with electrical activity in Campeche and Quintana Roo and intervals of showers in Yucatan.

Cancun has a 20 percent probability of another shower during the morning hours, with mostly cloudy skies throughout the day. Winds will shift between 25 km/h and 40 km/h. For Playa del Carmen and the rest of Riviera Maya, expect the day to remain cloudy and cool, with daytime temperatures reaching 26C and nighttime lows of 20C.

The National Hurricane Center is reporting a broad area of low pressure located over the western Caribbean Sea that continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms over Nicaragua, Honduras and adjacent waters.

It’s close proximity to land is likely to limit development of this system for the next day or so. However, environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for the system to become more organized later this week as it moves slowly northward over the northwestern Caribbean Sea.