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New cold front blankets most of Mexico, brings clouds, rain to Cancun, Riviera Maya

Mexico Weather — Another cold front is schedule to enter the Baja California region this afternoon and into tonight, keeping temperatures cold in the west and central regions, while bringing clouds and rain to the east.

According to the National Meteorological Service, the new cold front no. 23 will bring with it strong winds with gusts of more than 60 kilometers per hour (km/h) in Baja California and Sonora.

On Friday, temperatures will continue range from very cold to freezing during the morning with possible frost in the north and the Central Table, and dense fog banks in Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi, Hidalgo, Veracruz, Puebla, Oaxaca and Chiapas.

A wet snow fall is also expected in the mountainous areas of Nuevo León and Tamaulipas.

Temperatures below -5 degrees Celsius are estimated in the mountains of Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Durango, Zacatecas and the State of Mexico.

Temperatures of -5 to 0 degrees Celsius are forecast for the mountain regions of Baja California, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi, Aguascalientes, Jalisco, Michoacan, Guanajuato, Queretaro, Hidalgo, Mexico City, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Veracruz and Oaxaca.

This also includes the highlands of Morelos and Chiapas.

Heavy rains are forecast in Veracruz and Oaxaca with rain in Puebla. Rain and and internment showers are forecast for Baja California, Tamaulipas, Chiapas, Tabasco and Quintana Roo.

Scattered showers are expected in Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Campeche and Yucatan.

The entrance of modified polar air from the Gulf of Mexico to the Yucatan Peninsula will cause mild temperatures during the day and very cool at night and in the early morning with clouds and scattered rains over most areas of Quintana Roo.

For the weekend, weather for Riviera Maya will see showers and highs ranging between 23C and 26C with nighttime and morning lows of 18C to 21C.

Weather forecast for Cancun, Riviera Maya January 19 to 28: