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Cold air mass with Front 42 on its way to Cancun, Riviera Maya

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Q.R. — A forecast by the National Meteorological Service warns of another cold air mass, which they say, is due to arrive in the Cancun, Riviera Maya region Thursday.

It will be the tenth winter storm of the year, arriving in the northeast after blanketing a large portion of the northwest with snow. Numerous regions of northern Mexico were covered with snow as the system made its way across the top portion of the country. The state of Chihuahua was one of the hardest hit with highways in higher elevations being closed.

While snow is not obviously forecast for the northeast, strong winds and a decrease in temperatures are, with Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN) warning that Cold Front No. 42 will bring rain in the north, northeast and east of the country along with very cold temperatures and strong wind gusts exceeding 50 km/h along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, Isthmus, Gulf of Tehuantepec and Yucatan Peninsula.

During Thursday and Friday, the 42nd front will cross the southeast of the country and the Yucatan Peninsula causing heavy to very heavy rains in the east and southeast, while its mass of cold air will cause a continued decrease in temperatures.

On Saturday, the front will extend over the Caribbean Sea ceasing to affect Mexico, however, it will continue to affect temperatures during the morning. Its effects will diminish as of Sunday.

The passing of Cold Front No. 42 does not mean winter for the Mexican Caribbean is over with SMN forecasting four more cold fronts for March, six for April and four for the month of May, some of which are likely to reach the Cancun, Riviera Maya region before the winter season officially ends.