Cold front hits region with force affecting entire Yucatán Peninsula
Cancun, Riviera Maya, Q.R. — A cold front that was predicted to hit the area landed with force that saw trees felled and maritime ports suspended before finally moving off.
The storm, which effected the entire Yucatán Peninsula, landed Sunday afternoon with heavy rains and strong winds that knocked over trees and cut power several times. Cold Front No. 31 landed the Cancun, Playa del Carmen region Sunday afternoon with winds of nearly 70 km/h.
According to Civil Protection Solidaridad, the cold front, which lasted only about an hour-and-a-half, toppled six city poles and felled 23 trees, one of which caused a human injury. Other tree-toppled injures were suffered by vehicles and properties including the large tree that uprooted along Playa del Carmen’s popular Fifth Avenue as shoppers were taking cover from the rain.
The severe weather conditions, which were due to the junction of cold fronts 30 and 31 on the Yucatan Peninsula, caused Operation Storm to be activated in Quintana Roo. Citizens were asked to stay home as Civil Protection directorates activated their protocol, says the general director of the State Coordination of Civil Protection, Adrián Martínez.
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Crazy Coldfront Whips Yucatan Peninsula From Cancun To Corozal
You're probably asking, what's with that very cold squall that swept across Belize yesterday evening aorund 5:30. Well, it's a fast moving cold front, but an intense one that looked like a winter ghurricane all along the Yucatan Peninsula. Here is some footage form sartenaje where the waves were wild with winds of about 25 miles per hour.
Further up the coast, in Mexico those winds felled tree and caused a scare at maritime ports. Cold Front No. 31 landed in the Cancun, Playa del Carmen region Sunday afternoon with winds of 40 miles per hour.
The cold front lasted only about an hour-and-a-half and toppled lampposts and trees.
The severe weather conditions, were due to the junction of cold fronts 30 and 31 on the Yucatan Peninsula. Due to the strong winds and heavy rain, 22 flights were diverted from the Cancun International Airport, making a safe landing at nearby airports in Belize and Merida.