Polar air mass causes sharp temperature drop

Cold Front 23 hits Mexico from the East, causing snowfalls and subzero temperatures in the northern states of the Republic
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16/01/2018
10:51
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Mexico City
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Cold Front 23 and its heavy polar air mass are likely to cause snowfall and sleet, as well as temperatures below -5°C in the mountain areas of the northern states of Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas.

According to the Mexican Meteorological Service (SMN), fog banks are expected in the north, northeast, east, and center of the country, as well as strong winds with gusts over 60km/h.

Overall, temperatures ranging between -5°C to 0°c are predicted for the states of Aguascalientes, Baja California, Jalisco, Michoacán, Guanajuato, Querétaro, Hidalgo, Veracruz, Puebla, Tlaxcala, and the state of Mexico.

Meanwhile, the states of Morelos, Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Mexico City are expected to have temperatures between 0°C to 5°C, with frosts present at elevated regions.

Local Civil Protection agencies have asked the general public to take precautions to prevent respiratory diseases, particularly in children and senior citizens.

“A new and pronounced temperature drop is expected in the North, Northeast, East, and center of #México,” reads the tweet of the National Water Commission.

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