‘Cold’ front expected for Yucatan this weekend
A new cold front will enter the Yucatan Peninsula on Friday Dec. 9, with widespread rain and a drop in temperatures, predicted the National Water Commission. However for the next few days hot weather is expected to continue.
According to the forecasts of the Regional Hydrometeorological Center of Merida (CHRM), for Wednesday and Thursday are expected maximum temperatures of 31 to 35 degrees C (87 to 95 F) for Yucatan and Campeche, while in Quintana Roo temperatures would register from 30 to 34 degrees C (86 to 92 F).
Minimums would range between 19 and 23 degrees C (66 to 73 F) in Yucatan and 20 to 24 degrees C (68 to 75 F) in Campeche and Quintana Roo.
Similarly, on Wednesday, the entrance of tropical maritime air, in interaction with a trough, would favor drizzles in the north and east of Yucatan; the coastal zone of Quintana Roo; and, east and southwest of Campeche.
On Thursday, the establishment of a trough over the western portion of Campeche would favor showers in the north, east and southwest of Yucatan; Center and southwest of Campeche, and north and center of Quintana Roo.
From Friday, weather conditions would change, as the frontal system number 13 is expected to arrive in the region, which would generate winds of 50 kilometers per hour in the north, with probable gusts of up to 60 kilometers, especially in the coastal areas of the three states of the Yucatan Peninsula.
These conditions of winds would be presented Fridays and Saturdays, reason why it is recommended that boaters be aware of the warnings issued by Port Captaincy.
The arrival of this cold front would also favor precipitation mainly on Friday in the coastal zone of Campeche; north and northwest of Yucatan; and, north of Quintana Roo.