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Heavy rain and thunderstorms in the Cancun, Riviera Maya weekend forecast

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN) reports that the arrival of a front over the weekend will bring rain to the north and northeast of the country in the form of thunderstorms.

SMN says that the Cancun, Riviera Maya regions will be affected starting Saturday by the interaction of a low pressure channel that will cause heavy rain and thunderstorms. Strong wind gusts are also anticipated as the system arrives and daytime air temperatures drop.

Meteorologist Juan Antonio Palma Solis says persistent rains are expected to extend into next week, which he notes, does not mean the start of the rainy season. Palma Solis stated that rains will begin Saturday and peak between Saturday night and Sunday when rainfall, which could be accompanied by thunderstorms, become widespread and very strong.

“Weather patterns show that the rains will be concentrated throughout the Peninsula, but with greater intensity in the eastern and southern Yucatan and throughout Quintana Roo,” he explained.

SMN says Cold front No. 60 will extend over the north and northeast of Mexico in interaction with a low pressure channel located in the southern Gulf of Mexico. The front will cause showers and heavy rains accompanied by electrical activity and strong wind gusts over the northeast, center, east and southeast of the country. The rainy weather will likely stick around until Wednesday.