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More heavy rains, storms forecast for region

Cancun, Q.R. – Heavy rains and storms remain in the forecast for much of the coast of Quintana Roo, soaking Cancun and Riviera Maya.

According to the National Meteorological Service (SMN) and the National Water Commission (Conagua), the zone of instability located in the Gulf of Mexico has turned into tropical storm Cindy.

Weather officials say the disturbance will cause dense overcast skies in the Yucatan Peninsula and southeast portion of the Mexican Republic with possible intense storms in regions of Chiapas with very strong storms in Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo.

The system will also provide strong winds with gusts exceeding 60 kilometers per hour in Tamaulipas, Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo, as well as waves of 3 meters in height in the west of the Yucatan Peninsula, and up to 4 meters high in the center and north of the Gulf of Mexico.

Juana Díaz with the National Meteorological Service issues the following warning: low pressure zone with cyclonic potential north of the Yucatan Peninsula.

The storm, which is nearly stationary, has been located 460 km north of Puerto Progreso, Yucatan and 430 km south-southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River.

For Yucatan and Quintana Roo, expect heavy rain storms of 50 to 75 mm. SMN also advises extreme caution to the general population in the coastline areas in regard to wind and waves, including sea navigation.

Another storm has been located south of Mexico. Bret has formed off the Lesser Antilles from an area of instability. Bret was located this morning 3,180 km east-southeast of Cancun, Q. Roo and 200 km southeast of Trinidad and Tobago, Lesser Antilles.