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Heavy rains and strong winds for Yucatan Peninsula with arrival of cold front

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Rain is expected Saturday with the entry of a cold air mass from the north. The National Meteorological Service (SMN) of Mexico says Cold Front 31 will enter the Yucatan Peninsula Saturday bringing heavy rains and strong winds.

SMN (Servicio Meteorológico Nacional) reports intense to torrential rainfall is forecast in the southeast of the country.

For Saturday, Cold Front No. 31 will extend over the Mexican southeast and the Yucatan Peninsula creating very strong to intense rains in these regions. Torrential rains are forecast for Chiapas and Tabasco.

The polar air mass associated with the front will also generate an intense “north” event that will produce strong winds along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula.

The Mexican weather agency reports Saturday, heavy rains with very strong points (50 to 75 mm) for the states of Yucatan and Quintana Roo.

The rains could cause an increase in the levels of rivers and streams, landslides and floods in Veracruz, Tabasco, Oaxaca, Chiapas and Campeche and could generate dense fog banks on sections of roads.

The cold air will strong winds between 60 to 80 kms per hour for Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo with gusts of 40 to 60 kms per hour. The winds will produce unfavorable sea conditions with swells from 3 to 5 meters on the coasts of Veracruz and Tabasco and 2 to 4 meters on the coasts of Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo.

For Saturday, the SMN is calling for cloudy skies and cool temperatures with occasional intense rains in Campeche and very heavy rains in Yucatan and Quintana Roo.