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Arriving polar air mass to bring cool temperatures to much of the Yucatan Peninsula

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Mexico’s National Metereological Service (SMN) reports the arrival of a cold front that will affect most of the Yucatan Peninsula. The front, no. 19, is expected to enter the region Sunday, bringing with it, rain.

The Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN) says the entry of humidity from the Caribbean Sea will propitiate isolated rains in the southeast of the country and the Yucatan Peninsula starting Sunday afternoon.

“Cold front no. 19 will quickly enter the northeast, east and southeast of the country. Its polar air mass will cover much of Mexico, generating strong winds and a marked drop in temperature with early morning frosts in elevated areas of the northwest, north, west, center, east and southeast of Mexico,” the agency reports.

They explained that while “an anticyclonic system will maintain stable weather with warm to hot afternoons, a cold to very cold environment will prevail during the early hours of Sunday,” referring to the country’s mountainous regions.

The cool air will begin to affect the Yucatan and Quintana Roo regions later in the day Sunday. The arrival of the front will create southerly winds, known as a surada event, along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula and the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.

The surada event is expected to generate winds with gusts of between 50 to 60 km/h in Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán, Quintana Roo and the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.

“On Monday, cold front No. 19 will continue over southeastern Mexico, creating the potential for heavy rains at torrential points in that region, including the Yucatan Peninsula.

“The associated polar air mass will continue to cover most of the national territory, keeping the environment cold to very cold during the morning and night as well as a strong to severe “north” event in the southern littoral of the Gulf of Mexico, Isthmus and Gulf of Tehuantepec and the Yucatan Peninsula,” forecast the SMN.

On Monday “heavy rains with intense points are forecast in the east and southeast of the country,” with intervals of showers with strong punctual rains (25 to 50 mm) for Puebla, Yucatán and Quintana Roo.

“On Tuesday, the front will acquire stationary characteristics, entering the process of dissipation on Wednesday, reducing its effects on the Mexican Republic, while the polar mass will begin to modify its thermal characteristics, favoring a gradual rise in temperatures,” they report.

While nights and mornings are forecast to be very cool, the SMN says daytime temperatures during the passing of the cold front will rebound for the state of Quintana Roo with maximum temperatures of between 30 to 35 ° C.