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New cold front and rains

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Cloudy in most of the region and showers with intense storms.

MÉRIDA, Yucatán.-
The rain that bathed the city yesterday, caused for the second consecutive day, uncomfort mainly through flooded streets, as it usually happens every time the rainfall as copious. It was reflected in the Paseo de Montejo Prolongation, in the so-called “Paso deprimido”, (under passage) which was flooded, forcing the authorities to close it, and drain the area. For that purpose extraction pumps were used, leaving the site shut until after 1600 hours. Other points of the city were flooded but without causing greater damage to motorists, other than taking extra precautions to avoid collisions.

Paso Deprimido – Archivo

The cold front 25 located on the Gulf of Mexico, in interaction with its pre-frontal trough to the Yucatan Peninsula, caused the heavy Sunday rain, which according to the Meteorological Observatory reports was 25.5 mm, until 1600 hours, when the precipitations gave way.

The registration in the different areas of Mérida had the following behavior: in the OCPY (Pensiones) 41.5 mm; Military Air Force, 24 mm; CICY (north) 23 mm, and Emiliano Zapata Sur, 21.5 mm.

During the last 24 hours, the strongest rains in Yucatan were recorded in: Motul, with 40 millimeters; Mocochá, 35.5 mm; Progreso, 21.8 mm, and Cantamayec 19.5mm. In fact, these last two days have been the rainiest days so far this year.

The Yucatan Peninsula – CONAGUA

Yesterday afternoon rain was accompanied by north-northeast winds of 15 to 25 kilometers per hour (15.5 mph) with gusts of over 40 kph (25 mph)

At noon it was when the highest value was reached, 29.2 degrees Celsius, and the lowest, at 3 in the morning of 21 degrees. Also at this time the humidity reached 100 percent and at 12 hours, the minimum, 82 percent. Maximum southeast time of 16.2 kilometers per hour at one o’clock in the afternoon.

For this day, the cold front number 25 is expected to enter the Yucatan Peninsula, keeping cloudy in most of the region and showers with locally strong storms in the northeast and northern Yucatan, southwest of Campeche, as well as in the center and north of Quintana Roo.

CONAGUA Forecast

Temperatures will be warm during the day. A northern event and gusts of up to 60 kilometers per hour (37.3 mph) in coastal areas.

The mass of cold air that drives the system will keep scattered cloudy skies with a chance of drizzle in the north and northwest of the state.

The Yucatan TimesCONAGUA

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