Torrential Rains Expected in Southeastern Mexico Due to Cold Front
Cold front to bring torrential rains, strong winds to Mexico.
The National Meteorological Service (SMN) of Mexico announced on Wednesday that a cold front is moving over the east, southeast and the Yucatan Peninsula, bringing torrential rains and strong winds to southeastern Mexico.
Chiapas and Tabasco will be affected by the rains ranging from 150-250mm, while Oaxaca and Veracruz will experience intense rains of 75-150mm, and areas of Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatán will have very strong rainfall of 50-75mm.
The rains may be accompanied by electric shocks, hail fall and cause an increase in the levels of rivers and streams, landslides and floods in low-lying areas.
The cold air mass associated with the Cold Front will cause strong to very strong gusts of icy air, with wind speeds of 80-100km/h in the Isthmus and Gulf of Tehuantepec and the coast of Tamaulipas and Veracruz.
The SMN also warned of banks of fog and drizzle along the Sierra Madre Oriental, as well as a cold to very cold environment with possible frosts during the early hours of Thursday in the mountains of the northwest, north, northeast, center and east of the country.
By Thursday, the Cold Front number 27 will spread across the Yucatan Peninsula and the Mexican southeast, maintaining the forecast of torrential rains in areas of Chiapas and Tabasco.
The SMN also indicated that a stable environment and a low probability of rain will be maintained in the center and west of the country.
The SMN had announced before the beginning of December the possible formation of 51 cold fronts for the 2022-2023 season.