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One day of thunderstorms forecast for Cancun, Riviera Maya

Last updated on June 6, 2020

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Although daytime temperatures will remain hot, a front is expected to hit the Yucatan region creating one cool day, thunderstorms and rain before heading off.

Servicio Meteorológico Nacional reports that the system, Cold Front No. 52, will enter the region Friday afternoon affecting the entire Yucatan Peninsula and southeast of Mexico where it will bring rain and thunderstorms.

The system was located Thursday in the northwest of the country, advancing toward the southeast for the Gulf of Mexico. When it arrives, the cool air mass of Front No. 52 meeting the current hot air of the region will create strong winds and high sea swells.

Servicio Meteorológico Nacional reports that Cold Front No. 52 will move over the Yucatan Peninsula and southeast of Mexico as a cold air mass with gusts of over 80 km/h in the Isthmus and Gulf of Tehuantepec and gusts greater than 50 km/h in the Gulf of Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula.

Servicio Meteorológico Nacional is warning nautical services to take extreme precautions for the anticipated wind and waves.

For Friday, they forecast intervals of showers of between 25 to 50 mm of rain with strong electrical activity for Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo, however, temperatures will remain high with forecasts of between 35 and 40 ° C for zones of Jalisco, Colima, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Tabasco, Chiapas and Quintana Roo.