The National Meteorological Service (SMN) predicted this Wednesday that this afternoon a new cold front, number 27, over northeastern Mexico, which will cause winds with gusts of 60 to 70 kilometers per hour in the state of Coahuila.
In a statement, the agency indicated that during tonight and early Thursday, Frontal system number 26 will travel through the Yucatan Peninsula causing very strong occasional rains (from 50 to 75 millimeters (mm) in Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatán, and possible formation of waterspouts off the north coast of Quintana Roo.
In addition, he warned that a low pressure channel over the southeast of the country it will generate very heavy rains in Chiapas, southern Veracruz and Tabasco, and heavy rains (25 to 50 mm) in eastern Oaxaca.
“The air mass associated with Front number 26 will keep the environment cold and frost in much of the mountainous areas of Mexico, with minimum temperatures of -15 to -10 degrees Celsius in the Chihuahua and Durango mountains, and fogs in eastern and southeastern Mexico, ”the report noted.
There will also be streaks of wind frost from 70 to 80 kilometers per hour (km / h) in the Isthmus and Gulf of Tehuantepec.
The Meteorological Institute predicts that by Thursday afternoon “the air mass associated with the front will begin to modify its thermal characteristics and stop affecting the national territory, although at the same time a new cold front will enter the northeast of Mexico.”
It was also noted that At dawn on Thursday, the cold to icy environment will persist with minimum values of -15 to -10 degrees Celsius and frosts in the mountainous areas of Chihuahua and Durango.
further temperatures of -10 to -5 degrees Celsius and frost will be recorded in the peaks of Baja California, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Sonora and Zacatecas and from -5 to 0 degrees Celsius and frosts in the mountains of the State of Mexico, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Puebla, the west of San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas and Tlaxcala.
While temperatures of 0 to 5 degrees Celsius with the possibility of frost will occur in the high areas of northern Aguascalientes, Mexico City, northern Jalisco, Michoacán, Morelos, western Oaxaca, Querétaro and Veracruz.
Due to the low temperatures, the SMN recommended that the population follow the indications of the National Civil Protection System, as well as avoid prolonged exposure to cold environment, sudden changes in temperature, wear warm clothing and pay special attention to children, the elderly and the sick.
Temperatures will also remain low in Mexico City, the country’s capital, where the SMN forecast between 4 and 6 degrees Celsius for seven districts.
This prompted the authorities to activate a yellow alert for city halls Álvaro Obregón, Cuajimalpa, Magdalena Contreras, Milpa Alta, Tláhuac, Tlalpan and Xochimilco on low temperatures.
They also announced that frosts could occur at dawn in the upper areas of the Valley of Mexico. In the opposite space, maximum temperatures could reach levels between 20 and 22 degrees with winds with speeds of between 10 and 20 kilometers per hour.
* With information from EFE
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