Through a statement, the meteorology department of the Progreso Regional Port Authority announced that cold front number 34 will enter the waters of the Gulf of Mexico on the afternoon of next Sunday, February 11.
He adds that the front will move rapidly over the eastern Gulf of Mexico, and will affect the atmospheric conditions of the Yucatan Peninsula region, in the afternoon hours of Monday, February 12.
The Captaincy of Progreso predicts that this phenomenon will cause very strong bad weather in the area, with sustained winds from the northwest direction of 46 to 55 km/h, with gusts of 64 to 74 km/h. of intensity and high waves of 0.90 to 1.5 meters on coasts and greater than 3.0 meters in maritime areas of the north and east of Yucatán, as well as in the Yucatán channel. Wind conditions are expected to ease on the afternoon of Tuesday, February 13.
It is recommended that boats be insured and take extreme precautions before the port closes.
The fishing sector must take all necessary precautions about the activities carried out in navigable waterways and port facilities, to avoid risks that endanger human life at sea, navigation, and the marine environment.
Before setting sail, they should inform themselves of the weather conditions and forecasts that will prevail during the duration of their voyage.
Ship crews and the maritime port community must be attentive to the operational status of the port due to possible closures to navigation and the weather bulletins that are issued.
On his social network account “X”, formerly Twitter, meteorologist Juan Antonio Palma Solís, coordinator of the national meteorology agency Meteored México, warns of the carnival cold front. Palma Solís reported that, after temperatures of up to 104°F are reached this weekend, the arrival of cold front number 34 is expected next Monday, which he calls “Chim”, which will generate rain, wind, and a drop in temperatures.