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Quintana Roo records single-figure low as cold front lingers

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The state of Quintana Roo has recorded its first single-figure low this year due to the lingering of Cold Front No. 33. The system reached the Cancun, Riviera Maya region late Monday and has yet to fully leave.

Adrián Martínez Ortega, general director of the State Coordination of Civil Protection says that the front caused a severe dip in nighttime temperatures with 9.6 C (49F) being recorded in the community of Nicolás Bravo.

“We still have approximately a month or month-and-a-half of winter season left. The cold fronts will continue until mid-March, so there is still a little way to go,” he said adding that there is a forecast of around 50 cold fronts before the season is done.

He said that based on the National Meteorological Service (SMN) the report of the 9.6 C in the community of Nicolás Bravo was the lowest in the state so far this season.

He said other lows include 10 C in Felipe Carrillo Puerto, 11.9 C in the state capital of Chetumal, 12.9 C in Cancún and 15 C for Playa del Carmen.

The lingering cold front, which is expected to move off in the next day or so, will be quickly replaced by another front of cold air. Cold Front No. 34 is forecast to sweep across the region early next week.