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Extreme temperatures, thunderstorms for Cancun, Riviera Maya

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The official beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season will start with an area of instability over the Yucatan Peninsula that will see the continuation of extreme temperatures and a chance of thunderstorms for the area.

For the state of Quintana Roo, hot daytime temperatures will stick around with forecasts of between 35C and 40C. The Servicio Meteorol├│gico Nacional says that Front No. 60 will affect the state, bringing rain and thunderstorms over the weekend.

They report that due to the front, intervals of rain showers along with wind gusts in excess of 50 km/h are being forecast for Yucatan and Quintana Roo. The bottom of the state is also expected to experience heavy rainfall as a low pressure disturbance moves westward.

According to the National Hurricane Center, a large area of low pressure is expected to move west over the weekend over the southern Bay of Campeche. Although there is only a 20 percent change of development, the system is expected to produce heavy rainfall over portions of southern Mexico during the next few days.

June 1 marks the official beginning of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, which has been forecast to produce 12 to 14 storms and five to seven hurricanes with two to four of those becoming major hurricanes.