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Central Isla Mujeres left under water after cold front arrival

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — Central island streets of Isla Mujeres were left under water Monday with the entrance of a cold front. Cold front 19 began to enter the northern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula mid-afternoon Monday.

While some areas of Cancun saw heavy rains around 3:30 p.m., it was Isla Mujeres that suffered waterlogged streets. Pedestrians were left to wade through areas of near shin-deep water while island golf carts and motos maneuvered streets a little slower than usual.

Central Isla Mujeres left under water after cold front arrival
A line of golf carts and motos are seen tire-deep on a flooded Isla Mujeres street. Photo: December 25, 2023.

“In interaction with low pressure channels and the abundant entry of humidity generated by the subtropical jet stream, they will cause rains and showers with electrical discharges in the southeast of the national territory with heavy occasional rains,” Protección Civil Cancún reported Monday afternoon.

Cold front 19 is forecast to blanket most of Quintana Roo Thursday and Friday as it continues to slowly arrive from the west.

According to Coordinación Estatal de Protección Civil QRoo (State Civil Protection), “the approach of cold front number 19 to the Peninsular region and the entry of humid air from the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico towards the Yucatan Peninsula and the State of Quintana Roo will maintain partially cloudy skies with an increase in cloudiness.

“During the day, moderate rains with very strong occasional rains accompanied by electrical activity over most of the state are forecast with hot temperatures during the day and mild at night.”

Mexico’s Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN) is forecasting a low of 19C (66F) for nighttime temperatures that are expected to rebound to 28C (82F) during the day.