Possible cyclone formation in Quintana Roo during next 48 hours

Cancun, Q.R. – The National Weather Service is warning of a potential Atlantic cyclone for the state of Quintana Roo.

A zone of instability in southern Quintana Roo, which is associated with a low pressure system, has a 40 percent chance of developing into a cyclone during the next 48 hours.

As of early Sunday, the system of instability was located 60 kilometers south-southwest of Chetumal. The National Weather Services says the storm is moving slowly toward the northwest with sustained winds of 35 mph and guests of 45 mph.

The presence of this system will cause intense rains accompanied by thunderstorms and strong winds in the state.

Channel ports in Cancun, Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen / Cozumel were closed all day Saturday due to high winds and sea swells from the low pressure system.

A report from the Cancun fire department said that there have not yet been any cases of severe flooding thanks to the fast work of  brigade cleaning crews around Cancun and Playa del Carmen. The crews spent the past several days cleaning garbage from sewer systems as well as removing garbage from streets to ensure the absorption wells did not become blocked.

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According to the latest data issued by the National Hurricane Center, the low pressure system that is located east of the Yucatan Peninsula has a 40 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone.

The probability of occurrence is low because there is development of a substantial upper atmospheric anticyclone south of Cuba that will, over the next day or so, absorb the current low pressure system.

The state of Quintana Roo will continue to experience light to moderate rains over the next 24 hours.

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