Riviera Maya, Q.R. — A cold front that landed in Riviera Maya yesterday brought strong winds and rain to the region. Cold front 45 darkened blue skies mid-afternoon which saw winds and rain hit the region by evening.
Most affected were the municipalities of Lázaro Cárdenas, Isla Mujeres, Benito Juárez, Puerto Morelos, Solidaridad and Tulum, where people rushed to take shelter as the weather quickly changed.
The situation was more serious in the neighboring state of Yucatan, where in Progreso, there was a squall that caused waves to surpass street levels and cause flooding.
Due to the intensity of the wind guests in Isla Mujeres, Ismael González Gil, port captain, confirmed the restriction of navigation to watercraft less than 40 feet, suspending all nautical activity including trips to Contoy Island as well as river fishing.
State Civil Protection reports that Cold Front 45 and a high pressure wedge relocated on the surface. The front, which was south of the Gulf of Mexico and northwest of the Yucatan, are moving slowly to the southeast causing cool temperatures and wind mixed with rain and isolated showers. The front is expected to continue to affect most of the state of Quintana Roo for the day.
The entry of tropical maritime air from the Caribbean Sea to the middle and southern portions of the state of Quintana Roo will cause hot daytime temperatures with wind, isolated clouds and rain.
Occasional thunderstorms are expected throughout the remainder of today, however, the rest of the week is forecast for hot daytime temperatures of around 30C mixed with sun and cloud.
Weather forecast for Riviera Maya for the week of May 6: