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Cold snap hits Cancun, Riviera Maya causing cools nights

Last updated on February 20, 2020

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Q.R. — A cold front that lies between Florida and the Yucatan Peninsula will affect nighttime temperatures in Cancun and Riviera Maya over the next few days as the front moves away from the region.

Adrián Martínez Ortega of Coordinación Estatal de Protección Civil, says that the cold front, which has entered the region, is creating chilly nighttime temperatures and will be felt more in the rural areas due to the humidity that is generated in the nights and early mornings.

According to the Servicio Meteorológico Nacional, Cold Front 46 has hit the region as of early Wednesday. It extends over the Yucatan Peninsula and southeastern Mexico and will bring rainy intervals with strong storms in the northeast and southeast of the country.

They report that the associated cold air mass will generate north wind with gusts exceeding 60 km/h in the Isthmus and Gulf of Tehuantepec and gusts greater than 50 km/h on the coasts of Veracruz (south), Tabasco, Campeche and Yucatan.

The regional forecast for Cancun and Riviera Maya is partly cloudy skies with north winds from 25 to 35 km/h with gusts exceeding 50 km/h and waves of up to two meters along shores. There is a chance of possible scattered afternoon or evening showers.

Maximum daytime temperatures will hover between 31C (88F) and 33C (91F), while nighttime temperatures will drop to between 18C (64F) and 20C (68F).

The cold front is expected to last several days as it slowly moves south.