Riviera Maya, Q.R. — A cold front arriving from the U.S. is forecast to bring rains and a drop in daytime temperatures to a majority of the Yucatan Peninsula. Mexico’s National Meteorological Service (SMN) says rain is likely for effected areas.
One of those areas is the state of Quintana Roo where rains are expected to begin as early as Tuesday.
A low pressure system to the northeast of the Yucatan Peninsula is expected to cause heavy rains along some portions of the Peninsula.
“On Wednesday, cold front no. 8 will extend over the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the southeast of the Mexican Republic. The mass of cold arctic air is expected to interact with the cloud bands of Tropical Storm Pilar,” which could generate heavy rains in areas of Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Tabasco and Campeche, Puebla, Yucatan and Quintana Roo,” they reported.
“The mass of arctic air associated with the front will cause a strong to intense North Event with gusts of wind of 100 to 120 kms/h, waves of 4 to 6 meters and possible formation of waterspouts on the coasts of Veracruz, Istmo and Gulf of Tehuantepec.
“For Wednesday, gusts of 50 to 70 kms/h and waves of 1 to 2 meters high are expected on the coasts of Tamaulipas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo,” the SMN has forecast.
The cool air from the U.S. “will also keep the atmosphere cold to very cold mainly during the morning and night over most of the national territory,” the weather agency added.
“On Thursday, cold front no. 8 will acquire stationary characteristics over the Yucatan Peninsula and southeastern Mexico where it will likely generate rains for Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo.”
The mass of arctic air associated with the front will begin to modify its characteristics by the weekend with a gradual rise in temperatures. However, winds are expected to continue along the coasts of Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán and Quintana Roo.