Cold Front 13: severe cold, torrential rains and floods are forecast in southeast Mexico

Tropical cyclone Eta and cold front number 11 left thousands of families in the states of Chiapas and Tabasco without homes (Photo: RAMMB / NOAA)

The National Meteorological Service (SMN) of Mexico predicted Torrential rains for this Wednesday in the states of Chiapas, Oaxaca and Veracruz, and intense in Puebla, Quintana Roo and Tabasco, due to cold front number 13 that will extend from the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast of the Mexican territory.

In a statement, the SMN said on Tuesday that there will be persistent rains with torrential accumulations (from 150 to 250 millimeters) in 24 hours in the north of Oaxaca, and the south and the central mountainous area of ​​the state of Veracruz.

While in Chiapas, Puebla, Quintana Roo and Tabasco the rains will generate intense accumulations (from 75 to 150 mm), as well as very heavy rains (from 50 to 75 mm) accompanied by electric shocks in areas of Campeche, Hidalgo, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, southern Tamaulipas and Yucatán.

The SMN explained that These rains could generate an increase in the levels of rivers and streams, landslides and floods in low-lying areas. Among those who have warned could run this fate are Rio de la Sierra, Rio Grijalva – Gaviotas, Rio Grijalva – Porvenir, Rio Puxcatán, Rio Usumacinta and the Rio Pichucalco.

The water level of these tributaries would currently be at its ordinary maximum capacity, according to Civil Protection.

In Mexico, in recent days, Tropical Cyclone Eta and Cold Front 11 left huge amounts of rain in southeastern Mexico, where thousands of families from the states of Chiapas and Tabasco abandoned their homes after the tragic rains that have hit the region, leaving heavy flooding and causing at least 27 deaths.

The SMN asserted that the cold air mass associated with the front will maintain icy gusts of wind from 90 to 110 km / h in the Isthmus and Gulf of Tehuantepec, as well as gusts of 60 to 70 km / h on the coasts of Campeche, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, central and southern Veracruz and Yucatán.

In meteorology, a cold front is the front part of a polar air mass, which causes a drop in temperature in the area where it passes.  (Photo: Conagua Clima / SMN)
In meteorology, a cold front is the front part of a polar air mass, which causes a drop in temperature in the area where it passes. (Photo: Conagua Clima / SMN)

It will also cause winds with gusts of 40 to 50 km / h in areas of Aguascalientes, Mexico City, Coahuila, State of Mexico, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Jalisco, Nuevo León, Puebla, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas and Zacatecas.

In meteorology, a cold front is the front of a polar air mass, which causes a drop in temperature in the area where it passes.

It is also expected cold environment over entities of the north, northeast, east and center of the Mexican Republic, with frosts at dawn in the mountainous areas of the Mesa del Norte and Mesa Central, and morning fogs along the Sierra Madre Oriental.

In mountainous areas of Chihuahua and Durango, minimum temperatures of -5 to 0 degrees Celsius with frost, in addition to possible frosts in the mountains of the State of Mexico, Nuevo León, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Veracruz and Zacatecas with temperatures of 0 to 5 degrees Celsius.

In contrast, in the afternoon they are estimated maximum temperatures of 35 to 40 degrees Celsius in towns of Colima, Michoacán, Nayarit, Sinaloa and Sonora.

Southeastern Mexico has been affected by the hurricane season. In the last two months, the inhabitants of that area have had to confront. Tropical Storm Gamma, Hurricanes Zeta and Eta, or Cold Fronts 9 and 12, among some others.

* With information from EFE


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