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Cooler temperatures forecast for Cancun, Riviera Maya while snow likely in north

Last updated on February 17, 2020

While Cold Front No. 21 remains stationary over the northwest of the Gulf of Mexico, Cold Front No. 22 is on its way over areas of Baja California and Sonora, both systems arriving with cold temperatures, clouds and gusty winds.

Adrián Martínez Ortega, general director of the State Coordination of Civil Protection for Quintana Roo says that Cold Front No. 21 will gradually advance toward the Yucatan Peninsula, affecting Cancun and Riviera Maya temperatures on Friday.

He says the region will experience a decrease in temperatures along with an increase in crisp winds, cloudiness and interment rains over the region during the next several days, adding that the cold front is expected to arrive by Sunday.

The National Meteorological Service says that Cold Front No. 22 on the other hand, is making its way across the peninsula of Baja California and Sonora where it will land in the states of Chihuahua and Durango where the sixth winter storm of the year will produce snow in much of the north.

They forecast snow and sleet for Sonora, Chihuahua and Durango in addition to strong wind gusts in excess of 80 km/hour with gusts in excess of 50 km/h in Baja California, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi, Coahuila and Nuevo Leon.

Over the next several days, showers are expected in Chihuahua, Coahuila, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chiapas and Quintana Roo, while temperatures of -5 degrees Celsius are forecast for the mountain areas of Sonora, Chihuahua and Durango with -5 C also forecast in the sierras of Baja California, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Zacatecas and the State of Mexico.