Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The first full day of Fall will see Mexico brace for its first cold front of the season. While both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts continue with hurricane and tropical storm watches, the northeastern area is dealing with the arrival of a mass of cold air.
Adrián Martínez Ortega, director general of the State Coordination for Civil Protection (COEPROC) reported the arrival of the cold front.
“The National Meteorological Service has reported that Cold Front No. 1 has begun to influence northern Mexico,” he said Wednesday adding that “the forecast so far does not have it reach Quintana Roo, but we will remain vigilant against any change,” said Martínez Ortega.
Mexico’s Servicio Meteorológico Nacional reports that the cold front will cause heavy rains in several regions along the Gulf of Mexico that could generate land slides and see rivers swell.
The weather agency reports Cold Front No. 1 extends over the north and northeast of Mexico with a gradual drift eastward and is interacting with a low pressure channel spread over the western Gulf of Mexico, causing heavy rain in areas of Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo, Puebla and Veracruz.
The cold air mass associated with the front will gradually cover the north, center and northeast of the country causing wind gusts and a decrease in temperatures.