Exceptionally cold temperatures will stick around Cancun, Riviera Maya

Cancun, Q.R. – The Yucatan Peninsula, including the lengthy beach stretch of Cancun and the Riviera Maya, will continue to experience cool temperatures for the next several days.

Civil Protection says that the region will continue to see north winds mixed with clouds and possible occasional showers. National Weather Service reports the tenth winter storm for the region with the presence of frontal system number 37 that extends from the southeastern coast of Canada to the east of the Yucatan Peninsula causing a very cold environment throughout much of Mexico.

Nautical services around the Cancun-Riviera Maya region have seen a plunge in activity as they report a nearly 50 percent drop in tourist water activity due to the cold weather. José Gómez Burgos, president of the Cooperativa Turística del Mar Caribe, says that the boat vendors normally average about 10 tours a day, however over the last five days, they have had about five per day.

He adds that many tourists who come to snorkel, dive and sport fish have taken to staying inland and instead, are shopping.

Local forecasts warn about the continuation of very cold air, especially during the morning and evening hours for the north, northeast and central region of the country. Average daytime lows are expected between 10C (50F) and 12C (53F) with maximum temperatures between 22C (71F) and 24C (75F).

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