Riviera Maya, Q.R. — A new cold front that began to enter the Yucatan Peninsula late Sunday is forecast to stick around for a few days. On Sunday night, cold front 32 moved over the Gulf of Mexico and Yucatan Peninsula leaving residents to wake up to chilly temperatures.
Mexico’s Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN) says the cold air mass associated with the front in interaction with the polar and subtropical jet currents will produce strong to very strong winds. Gusts of between 60 and 80 kms/hour and waves of between two and four meters are expected across the state of Quintana Roo with the full arrival of the front.
These strong winds will mean an increased likeliness of navigation being closed to smaller vessels as well as the possibility of longer travel ferry times on boat crossing from the mainland to the islands.
During the day Tuesday, front No. 32 is forecast to extend over the Caribbean Sea, ceasing to affect the country. However, the cold air mass associated with the front will maintain as a North event, decreasing afternoon temperatures in Quintana Roo.
Despite the cool north air, which will see nighttime temperatures drop to a cool 15C (59F) in some areas of the state, daytime temperatures are expected to rebound to the high 20s for most of Quintana Roo.