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Free blankets handed out as temperatures dip due to passage of U.S. cold front

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — In response to an extremely chilly weekend, personnel from the State Coordination for Civil Protection made rounds to homes with free blankets after temperatures dipped to their lowest this season.

According to Civil Protection, temperatures of 12.5 C (54.5 F) were recorded early Sunday morning in the municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto due to the passing cold front. Civil Protection head, Adrián Martínez Ortega, pointed out that has been the lowest recorded temperature so far this season in the state.

Residents were given free blankets due to the cold temperatures

He said other cool temperatures included 14 C in the north at Kantunilkín, 14.1 at Cozumel, the state’s capital city of Chetumal with 15.8, Playa del Carmen registered 16 and Cancún recorded a low of 18 C.

The cool temperatures, which continue to linger over the region, came with the arrival of Cold Front No. 27, which began covering the peninsula during the nighttime hours Friday. Residents woke up to a chilly Saturday morning and a cold Sunday.

The slow-moving polar air mass that arrived from the U.S., continues to blanket Riviera Maya. Martínez Ortega says state personnel have delivered over 1,500 free blankets to vulnerable homes in the region already this winter.

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