With temperatures descending to as low as 9 degrees C (48 degrees F) in rural parts of the state, Yucatecans will continue to wake up in chilly weather — at least until next weekend, according to weather forecasts.
Mornings and evenings will continue to be cold until the weekend, although the temperature will increase gradually as the days go by, reports the National Water Commission (Conagua), through the Regional Hydrometeorological Center of Merida (CHRM) National Meteorological Service (SMN).
It will not be a sudden change, the lows will still be 11 to 15 C (52 to 59 F) in the coming days and even lower values, but the warm temperatures are going to be generalizing from Wednesday and the colder temps are going to come back on time.
“We will enter the weekend with 15-18 degrees in the mornings and nights, which for us Yucatecans is still enough to wear our sweaters. And in the course of the day the values will be 30-32 degrees … warm, but not excessive. They will be cloudless days, practically without rain, of good weather”, comments an expert of the SMN.
Mass of cold air
The cold front number 7 has already dissipated, but the mass of cold air that propelled it and that is currently on the eastern part of the Gulf of Mexico is the one that is propitiating the low morning temperatures in the region, especially in Yucatán. This system caused Tuesday the thermometer to descend to 9 degrees in Abalá and Oxkutzcab, 11 degrees in Tantakín and 12 degrees in Chanchichimilá.
The forecasts indicate minimum values of 15 to 18 degrees for Thursday and Friday, with maximums of 30 to 32 degrees.
More cold fronts
Regarding the cold front number 8, which yesterday spread over the north of the country, the Conagua expert points out that it will not affect the Peninsula because the mass of cold air that is on the Gulf of Mexico will not allow it to go down to this region, “so it is very likely that we will have stable weather – – at least until the beginning of next week.”
Although we are nearing the end of the hurricane season, he warns that it can not yet be assured that the danger has passed. “It officially ends on November 30, but you never know … many cyclones have formed in December and even January,” he says.
“Apparently we are out of danger, but the ‘Otto’ tropical storm has just been formed in front of Central America and although it is very difficult to reach the Peninsula, because it is blocked by that same anticyclone parked on this area, is a sign that the atmosphere is capricious and we can not trust and lower our guard. ”
However, he says, there is no threat at the moment.
Cold fronts to come
The Conagua expert says that immediately behind the cold front 8 will enter the country number 9, but reiterates that it is unlikely to affect the Peninsula.
For this winter season, remember, 50 cold fronts were forecast and so far forecasts are going well, although few such systems have come down to this area. This is not due to anything out of the ordinary, he clarifies.
Finally, the meteorologist of the Conagua says that at this time it would be very difficult to predict how the weather will be at Christmas.