Sunday, June 16, 2024

The week starts windy and cold in northern and central Mexico

Another cold front is expected for parts of Mexico this week. According to the National Meteorological Service (SMN), cold front No. 25 is expected to move over Mexico’s north and northeast regions on Monday, resulting in rainfall accompanied by strong winds and dust devils.

Forecasters warned of 100 km/h wind gusts in some regions of Chihuahua, Durango and Zacatecas.

Snow and sleet are also expected in Sonora, Chihuahua, Durango and Sinaloa, along with possible freezing rain in the mountains of Coahuila.

A polar air mass associated with the front is expected to bring frigid temperatures and frost to the northern regions of the country on late Tuesday and early Wednesday, with temperatures ranging between -10 and -15 degrees Celsius in the Chihuahua, Durango and Sonora mountains.

Minimum temperatures of -5 to 0 degrees Celsius and frost are forecast for mountainous areas of Aguascalientes, Baja California Sur, State of Mexico, Hidalgo, Nuevo León, Puebla, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Tlaxcala and Veracruz.

In high-altitude areas of Guanajuato, Jalisco, Mexico City, Michoacán, Morelos, Oaxaca, Querétaro and Tamaulipas, temperatures are expected to drop to 0 to 5 degrees Celsius.

Mexico’s capital will experience maximum temperatures ranging from 12 to 23 Celsius, and minimum temperatures of 12 to 14 Celsius, accompanied by a partly cloudy sky throughout Monday.

The subtropical jet stream will result in strong to very strong winds in the west and center of the country including the Valley of Mexico. This may cause dust devils, rain and showers across the central region and extending south.

Meanwhile, maximum temperatures of 35 to 40 degrees Celsius are forecast for Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Michoacán, eastern Nuevo León, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosí, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Veracruz and Yucatán, and 30 to 35 degrees Celsius on the coast of Jalisco. 

In the Yucatán peninsula, rain and showers are possible from Monday into Tuesday.

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