The National Water Commission (Conagua) declared the start of the cold front season, which extends from this month until May 2023. 51 fronts are forecast for this period, according to the agency said at a press conference this Wednesday, September 21.
The first cold front is expected arrive the afternoon of this Sunday September 25 to the north of the country and later moves towards the states of the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. This can cause an interaction with a possible tropical storm in Quintana Roo.
For the above, Conagua forecasts heavy rains in Veracruz, Tabasco, Chiapas and the Yucatan Peninsula.
These are the cold fronts in Mexico forecast for each month
- September: two.
- October: five.
- November: six.
- December: eight.
- January: nine.
- February: seven.
- March: seven.
- April: six.
- May: one.
January will be the month with the most cold fronts this season, as detailed by the National Water Commission (Conagua) at a press conference.
The states with the lowest temperatures due to cold fronts are:
- Mexico state.
- Mexico City.
In the period from September 2022 to May 2023, it is expected minimum temperatures between 2 and 8 degrees centigrade for entities in the center of the country.
“It is important to highlight the start of the cold front season, which begins in the summer-autumn transition, when there are still tropical cyclones. At this time, precautions must be taken in the population, since cold air masses can interact with tropical cyclones, modifying their trajectories and coming to a standstill,” said Conagua.
The above opens the possibility of severe damage What floods and landslides, according to the agency.
It was detailed that, statistically, the south of Veracruz, Tabasco and the north of Chiapas are the most affected areas of the country by the interaction between cold fronts and tropical cyclones.
The start of the cold front season is in parallel with the arrival of autumn.
The dependency assured that one of the main tasks that it will attend while the cold fronts intersect with the tropical cyclones are possible floods.