Riviera Maya, Q.R. — A large system on the southwestern coast of Mexico is affecting weather in parts of Quintana Roo, leaving most of the state threatened with heavy rainfall. Tropical Depression Celica, the Pacific regions’ third storm of the 2022 season, continues to produce large amounts of rain as it passes the coasts of Guatemala and Chiapas.
The heavy rains are being generated as its cloud bands interact with a low pressure channel that extends into the west and southwest of the Gulf of Mexico.
Mexico’s Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN) says heavy to very heavy rains are anticipated for the east and southeast of the country. Punctual intense rains are forecast for Tabasco, Chiapas, Campeche and Quintana Roo.
For June 18, thunderstorms are expected for Campeche and Quintana Roo, as well as very heavy rains in the state of Yucatan. The SMN says Tropical Depression Celia, in interaction with a low pressure channel in the Gulf of Mexico and a low pressure center southeast of the coast of Quintana Roo, maintains the forecast of intense rains (75 to 150 millimeters) in regions of Chiapas, Tabasco and Quintana Roo, as well as wind gusts of 50 to 60 kilometers per hour.
According to the National Hurricane Center, interests along the coasts of Honduras, El Salvador and southeastern Mexico should monitor the system. The SMN says rains are forecast to continue until the beginning of next week.