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Heavy rains continue for Quintana Roo

Cancun, Q.R. — Heavy rains are expected to continue for much of the Yucatan Peninsula including the coast of Quintana Roo over the next two days.

This system is the same weather pattern that is bringing heavy rains to other southern regions including Central America, Cayman Islands and western Cuba. The main portion of the system is heading off toward  the Florida Peninsula and spreading into central and eastern portions of the US.

A broad area of low pressure north of the Yucatan Peninsula is heading toward the southern Gulf of Mexico, producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms.

Although this system does not have a well-defined surface circulation, data indicates that tropical-storm-force winds are occurring in a band 100 to 150 miles northeast of the broad low. It is possible that a tropical or subtropical cyclone could form over the next day or two as it heads toward the central Gulf of Mexico.

The system continues to be monitored as it makes it way toward the US Gulf coastline. NOAA is monitoring the area from central Texas to the western Florida Panhandle.

Tropical Depression Number Two in the Atlantic Ocean was located today at 11:00 a.m., approximately 525 km east-southeast of Trinidad Island (Arc de las Antillas Menores), with maximum winds of 65 km/h. It is moving rapidly to the west (280) degrees at a rate of 41 kph. Due to its distance the system poses no threat to the State of Quintana Roo.

Weather for the state of Quintana Roo will remain similar with cloudy skies and showers with showers accompanied by electrical activity. Hot, west / northwest wind from 15 to 25 kp/h with occasional gusts of 50 km / h.