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Second tropical wave arrives, drenching Cancun, Riviera Maya

Cancun, Q.R. — After more than 300 millimeters of rainfall, a week of gusty winds and port closures to small boats, Cancun and Riviera Maya can expect another day of wet.

The Directorates of Fire, Public Services, Civil Protection and Municipal Transit of Benito Juárez say they have activated Operation Storm throughout the city of Cancun. They say they continue to monitor weather conditions as streets flood, trees topple and beaches remain deserted due to the slow-moving tropical waves.

Staff from the State Coordination of Civil Protection report assisting families as far south as Bacalar who have been affected by new Tropical Wave No. 4.

They say some people had to be removed from their homes due to flooding, while others requested assistance in removing the rainwater from their properties to avoid flooding.

While city officials scramble from Cancun to Bacalar to keep street drainage wells cleared, the flow of heavy rainwater is continual as new Tropical Wave No. 4 crosses the state.

According to the National Meteorological Service, Tropical Wave No. 4 has arrived and is interacting with a low pressure channel located on the western portion of the Yucatan Peninsula. They say the systems continue to move across the state slowly to the west. Due to its peripheral circulation, the systems are generating the entry of tropical maritime air with moderate to strong moisture content along the coast.

 

Most of the state of Quintana Roo will continue to see thunderstorms and rainfall for Sunday. According to the National Hurricane Center of Miami, the second tropical wave does not present any favorable conditions for the development of a tropical system.

 

Meteorologists are calling for a drier day Sunday, however, rains are expected to return early next week.