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Officials say Atlantic hurricanes will not affect Cancun, Riviera Maya

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Tropical waves along the northwest Caribbean will continue to bring strong winds and rain to the Cancun, Riviera Maya region over the next 24 hours as the systems slowly move west with officials saying Atlantic hurricanes will not affect Mexico.

Civil Protection says that the continual interaction of three systems, cold front no. 1 and tropical waves 37 and 38, are producing a wide area of moderate scattered rains and electrical activity along the peninsula.

They report that the zone of instability was located approximately 230 kilometers southeast of Cancún with winds of 30 kilometers per hour and slow displacement to the northwest.

Officials say Atlantic hurricanes will not affect Mexico
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In the Atlantic, they report Hurricane Florence has intensified to a category 4 and remains 2,665 km east-northeast of the coast of Quintana Roo with maximum sustained winds of 220 km/h, gusts of 270 km/h and displacement toward the west-northwest at 20 km/h.

Photo: NOAA

Isaac, which was a category 1 hurricane, was located 4,490 kms east of the coast of Quintana Roo, has been downgraded to a tropical storm and remains on a westward trajectory toward the Caribbean Sea.

Helene, a category 2 hurricane, is located 5,870 kms east of the coast of Quintana Roo with maximum sustained winds of 165 km/h, gusts of 195 km/h and displacement toward the west-northwest at 22 km/h.

Civil Protection says that the Atlantic hurricanes will not affect Mexico. They also say that tropical storm Isaac does not present any risks for the national coasts, however, it’s development will continue to be monitored.