Cancun, Riviera Maya — With the official ending of the Riviera Maya, Cancun hurricane season for 2019, state civil protection report an active but uneventful season for Mexico’s Caribbean Sea region.
Adrián Martínez Ortega, State Civil Protection Coordinator says that with the official ending of the season on November 30, the state of Quintana Roo was not affected by any storms. He reports a total of 20 storms being counted in Atlantic waters, none of which affected the state and thus, not requiring an Early Warning System for Tropical Cyclones alert.
He says the general population was informed of passing storms regarding their evolution, trajectory and characteristics, but not any reached the coast as in previous years. This is the Cancun, Riviera Maya’s 14th season without a hurricane.
The last hurricane to hit the region was Hurricane Wilma in 2005. Wilma battered the Quintana Roo coast, hitting Cancun the hardest. She was classified as a Category 5 hurricane with a high recorded wind speed of 295 km/h. That year, meteorologists recorded three of the 10 most intense Atlantic hurricanes ever.