Mexico is suffering the ravages of a cold front, number 19, for which the country remains on alert. According to National Metereological Service, this causes low temperatures in at least 25 states.
Since Sunday, cold front number 19 has been parked in the eastern part of the Yucatan Peninsula. The arctic air mass and the influx of polar moisture in the subtropical jet stream generate various effects, from torrential rains to falling snow or sleet.
States such as Quintana Roo, Veracruz, Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán, Oaxaca, Puebla, Hidalgo and Mexico City are affected by the situation.
a cold front is the front of a polar air mass, which causes a drop in temperature in the area where it passes, according to the National Water Commission.
Viral videos about the ravages of a cold front
Ruben Cruz, a user on TikTok, released a video in which the entry of fog over Hidalgo is observed. This video went viral without further details being known.
While another portal, Noti Itza, He showed what a cold front looks like from space, explaining that “cold air, being more dense, generates a ‘wedge’ and gets under the warm and less dense air”.
“Cold fronts,” according to Noti Itzá, “move quickly. They are strong and can cause atmospheric disturbances such as thunderstorms, showers, tornadoes, high winds, and short snowstorms.”
In this video from 2014 you can see what a cold wave looks like from space. The image taken by NASA and released by AFP shows what the cold wave that hit the United States at the beginning of that year was like.
This is how cold front number 19 over Mexico looks from space
But the situation in Mexico does not even compare with the current cold wave in the United States, which has left some thirty deaths. We can see it in this video about the Mexican territory corresponding to December 27, from the portal of the North American National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The loop was captured by the GOES satellite, with amazing details about the weather changes in the areas affected by cold front number 19.
According to the National Meteorological Service, quoted by the Process portal, The lowest temperatures will be felt in mountainous areas of Chihuahua, Durango, Coahuila and Nuevo León, with -15 to -10 °C, while others such as Querétaro, Hidalgo and Oaxaca, as well as the State of Mexico and Mexico City, can drop down to -5°C.