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Monday, January 31, 2011

WEATHER - Cold front to impact Mexico

Cold front No. 22, accompanied by a great mass of Arctic air, will bring winter conditions, including snow on the northern, central and western plateaus, and a steep drop in temperatures over a large portion of the country.

According to the National Weather Service (SMN), the country will still experience cold temperatures during mornings and nights and freezing temperatures during the day in the northeastern states. The Gulf of Mexico and the eastern isthmus area will also experience a drop in temperatures, although not as harsh. The SMN noted that in the southern and eastern regions of the country, and on the Yucatan peninsula, there will be moderate rain.

The government agency stated there is currently a strong wind current causing overcasting in the western, central and northeastern regions of Mexico. The skies will be cloudy in these areas, including the Pacific region, which, in spite of the overcast weather, will experience warm weather.

The SMN noted that the North Pacific area can expect clear, to cloudy skies, cold to freezing temperatures during the morning and warm temperatures during the day. The Central Pacific area can expect clear skies, and hot weather.

The Gulf of Mexico can expect cloudy skies, probable of rain, foggy weather in the Eastern Chiapas Sierra and cool to warm temperatures during the day.

The weather service stated that the Yucatán Peninsula can expect cloudy skies, a probability of rain and mild to hot temperatures.

The state of Campeche and its surroundings can expect cloudy skies, a probability of rain and mild to hot temperatures.

The Northern Plateau will experience cloudy skies, probability of rain, snowfall or sleet in higher areas, freezing temperatures during the morning and cool to mild temperatures during the day.

The Central Plateau should expect cloudy skies, fog, cold to freezing temperatures during the morning, and cool to mild temperatures during the day.

The highest temperature in the country on Sunday was 33 degrees Celsius in Acapulco and the lowest was -13 degrees Celsius in La Rosilla, Durango.

Moderate rain is expected in the states of Campeche, Chiapas, the State of Mexico, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Veracruz and Yucatán, with drizzle in Chihuahua, Cohauila, Durango, Nuevo León, Oaxaca, Puebla, Zacatecas and Mexico City.