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New nautical weather equipment for Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Riviera Maya may soon have its own nautical alert weather equipment that will allow up to 15-day forecasts.

A group of private individuals have banned together to purchase two Wind Guru weather stations that have been earmarked for use in Riviera Maya. Miguel Ángel Ramírez, president of the Riviera Maya Nautical Association said that the project emerged between 50 entrepreneurs and Port Captaincy who have all agreed to pay for the device.

The Wind Guru is a product of Czechoslovakia that is popular in Europe as well as the United States and Canada. The device is made to detect nautical weather, so winds and potential wave generation.

While popular with kiteboarding and surfing businesses, the device would be used locally for both large boat and small watercraft, helping better detect storms that could effect tourism. Ángel Ramírez explained that the device will be a useful tool to anticipate the weather conditions and avoid risks, both for local nautical and tourists.

“It happens that people are thrown into the sea because we don’t always know the nautical conditions,” he said adding, “Sometimes it’s a beautiful day and 4 hours later a storm is launched. This device will help everyone.”

Once purchased, one Wind Guru device will be set up at a pier in Playa del Carmen while the second will be placed at Puerto Aventuras.