Riviera Maya, Q.R. — A chilly weekend is forecast for a majority of the Yucatan Peninsula. Mexico’s Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN) is reporting cool nights and possible rain for the peninsula with the arrival of Cold Front 23.
The front began to enter Mexican territory early Friday, lowering daytime temperatures in Chiapas and Tabasco. The massive system of U.S. cold air is expected to reach the north and northeast of the Peninsula Friday and slowly pass over the region.
According to the SMN, Cold Front 23 will cover most of the country. It will affect the Yucatan Peninsula creating showers in Quintana Roo and Yucatan and wind gusts of 50 to 70 km/h and waves of 2 to 3 m on the coasts of Campeche, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Tamaulipas and Yucatan.
A significant drop in nighttime temperatures is also expected with its Friday evening arrival. According to information from the State Coordination of Civil Protection Quintana Roo, the region can expect nighttime temperatures of around 15 C or 16 C (59F). The system is forecast to leave the region for Monday.