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Riviera Maya records 14.2 C due to mass of cold U.S. air

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — A cold air mass from the U.S. that continues to affect Riviera Maya has seen nighttime temperatures plummet. In Felipe Carrillo Puerto, an area just south of Tulum, local meteorologists report a temperature of only 14.2 C on Monday night, making it the coolest recorded this season.

Adrián Martínez Ortega, State Coordinator of Civil Protection says the town of Felipe Carrillo Puerto recorded the low of 14.2 C (57.5F) due to the mass of cold U.S. air that continues to blanket a majority of the state.

He says the low temperatures will remain across Quintana Roo for the next few days. While cold front no. 7 moves off, another mass of cold air from the U.S. is heading toward the state. It has already entered Mexico’s northern areas and is expected to reach Quintana Roo by the weekend.

Ortega says on Monday night, other areas that recorded low temperatures include Playa del Carmen with a thermometer reading of 15C followed by José María Morelos with 16C, Chetumal at 16.5C, Kantunilkin (Holbox) with a reading of 17.3 C, Cozumel at 18.5C, Puerto Juárez with 21.8 C and Cancun, slightly warmer with an overnight temperature of 22C.