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Cold front hits San Pedro and the region with force #534569
01/28/19 04:38 PM
01/28/19 04:38 PM
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Island residents and visitors experienced an unseasonal storm on Sunday, January 27th as a cold front made its way across Belize. Carrying winds of 5-15 knots, the cold spell made trees sway violently and caused damages to homes and properties on the leeward coast of Ambergris Caye. Classified as Cold Front No. 31 by the National Meteorological Service, the weather phenomenon not only affected Belize but the entire Yucatan Peninsula.

The most affected area in Ambergris Caye was the popular tourist destination; Secret Beach. The hurricane like winds that blew southwest to west created powerful waves that damaged tables, lounge chairs and reportedly caused major beach erosion. The thatched roof palapas were also affected during the storm, and videos circulating on social media showed staff workers scrambling to secure their workplaces. So far no major damages or emergencies have been reported by the National Emergency Management Organization. The cold front that blew for less than two hours also affected the neighbouring island of Caye Caulker along with the coastal communities in Corozal and Belize Districts. The choppy seas and strong gusts not only caused inconveniences on land but forced domestic flights out of San Pedro Town to either be delayed or cancelled.

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Re: Cold front hits San Pedro and the region with force [Re: Marty] #534575
01/29/19 05:59 AM
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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.

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Re: Cold front hits San Pedro and the region with force [Re: Marty] #534579
01/29/19 06:18 AM
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Here was the situation as cold front #31 passed over Sarteneja Village Monday afternoon.



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