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Cool air enters region decreasing risks of tropical storms

Cancun, Q.R. — While a cold front entering the region sees temperatures drop, the cool air also decreases the risk of storm formation.

Antonio Morales Ocaña of the Department of Meteorology and Civil Protection Climatology says that although the arrival of cold fronts in the state of Quintana Roo has seen night and morning temperatures drop, the fronts also decrease the chance of tropical cyclone formations.

He says that the arrival of the cold air system along the coast of Quintana Roo could extinguish thermal issues for the duration of the region’s hurricane season. He does add that though, that due to the variations of climate change, surprise storms cannot be ruled out.

“There is a continental polar air mass over the United States located from Idaho to Colorado generating very low atypical temperatures,” he says. “Yes, we consider that it is the beginning of the arrival of these masses of polar air, and due to the arrival of this cold air system, the hurricane season could be considered almost over.”

Morales Ocaña says that hurricane season for the Atlantic region officially ends November 30, so it’s important to maintain permanent monitoring for atmospheric conditions in the area. However, he explains that in the upcoming weeks, the entire region could begin registering average temperatures of between 19C and 21C (66F to 69F) during the morning hours.

“What we will experience is a slight flow of boreal air that has already penetrated the Yucatan Peninsula, interacting with the hot and humid air of the Caribbean Sea.

“The daytime warming of the continental zone is favoring the formation of vertical development clouds accompanied by electrical activity with strong point storms in several municipalities of our state, with slight decrease in temperatures at night and dawn.”