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Tropical storm Franklin to reach Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Tropical Storm Franklin was located in the Caribbean Sea today at 5:00 a.m. approximately 460 km, east / southeast of Chetumal, Quintana Roo. Servicio Meteorológico Nacional is issuing a warning that some areas in the path of the storm may involve lightening, strong wind gusts, possible hail, thunderstorms, vortices or tornadoes.

Franklin is currently moving west / northwest at the rate of 20 km/h with maximum winds near the center of 55 km/h and gusts of 93 km/h for its current trajectory and gradual approach to the coast of the state of Quintana Roo.

Tropical storm Franklin will arrive with the potential for intensive storms for the areas of Oaxaca, Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatan.

For today, expect very hot temperatures in the north and west of the country with wind gusts above 60 km/h and high waves in Quintana Roo and Yucatan. The passage of tropical wave No. 23 located to the south of Jalisco and Colima will approach the Peninsula of Yucatán and give rise to the following rainfall potential:

Very strong storms with intense rains (75 to 150 mm): Oaxaca, Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatan.

Heavy storms with very strong rains (50 to 75 mm): Sinaloa, Durango, Zacatecas, Nayarit, Jalisco, Michoacán and Veracruz.

Rainfall intervals (25 to 50 mm): Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Colima, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Puebla and Guerrero.

Warnings of wind gust above 70 km / h and high swells of 3 to 5 meters high are in place for the state of Quintana Roo.

Forecast for the Yucatan Peninsula: Cloudy skies with 80 percent chance of intense storms in the region. Hot and windy conditions in the east and northeast with gusts higher than 70 km / h in Quintana Roo and 60 km / h in Yucatan.