New cold front will enter northeast Mexico this Thursday

The cold front 26 is on its way out, however at the same time a new air mass will reach the northeast of the country, causing strong winds in Coahuila

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Mexico City.- The National Meteorological Service (SMN) predicted this Wednesday that tomorrow afternoon a new cold front, number 27, will enter the northeast of Mexico, which will originate 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 morning, 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 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 most of the mountainous areas of Mexico, with minimum temperatures of -15 to -10 degrees Celsius in the mountains of Chihuahua and Durango, and fogs in the east and southeast Mexican, « the report noted.

In addition, there will be freezing wind gusts of 70 to 80 kilometers per hour (km / h) in the Isthmus and Gulf of Tehuantepec.

The Meteorological Office 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 frost in the mountainous areas of Chihuahua and Durango.

In addition, temperatures of -10 to -5 degrees Celsius and frosts 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 heed the indications of the National Civil Protection System, as well as avoid prolonged exposure to the cold environment, sudden changes in temperature, wear warm clothing and pay special attention to children, people the elderly and the sick.