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Cold Front No. 10 continues to hang on delivering more cool nighttime temperatures

Last updated on January 8, 2020

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The mass of cold air that has gripped the region continues to hold on with meteorologists recording wake-up temperatures of between 14C and 19C.

While Cold Front No. 10 slowly makes its way across the region, the National Meteorological Service reports cool nighttime and morning figures well below normal. They say for Saturday, the cold air mass will continue to cover the Yucatan Peninsula and a large portion of the Gulf of Mexico with minimum temperatures of between 10C and 14C in Yucatan.

For Campeche and Quintana Roo, minimum temperatures are forecast for between 14C and 18C with maximum daytime temperatures reaching between 25C and 29C in the three states of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Although the rain potential is low, drizzle is not ruled out in the northeast and east of Yucatan and on the coasts of Quintana Roo. Winds from north-northeast will continue at 15 to 20 km/h with gusts greater than 45 km/h in the coastal zone of the region.

For Sunday, minimum temperatures of 13C to 17C are forecast in Yucatan with 15C to 19C in Campeche and from 16C to 20C in Quintana Roo with maximum temperatures ranging from between 27C to 3C in the three states of the region.

The cold front has had an impact on navigation with the maritime terminals in Playa del Carmen restricting the use of small vessels earlier in the week due to the high wind gusts. Larger vessels have also experienced problems along Isla Mujeres with Ultracarga II requiring assistance docking.

On a trip from Isla Mujeres to Punta Sam, the north winds prevented the vessel from docking to such a degree that it required a smaller vessel to help in the maneuver.

Conagua reports that for today, the development of an anticyclone in the Gulf of Mexico will create stable weather conditions with low rainfall potential and daytime temperatures gradually increasing over a large part of the national territory.

However, cold temperatures are still expected during the morning and night in the northern and central states along with north wind gusts exceeding 70 km/h in the Isthmus and Gulf of Tehuantepec.