Published On: Tue, Jun 20th, 2017

Tropical storm update: Heavy rains likely in Peninsula today

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MERIDA — The Yucatan Peninsula is being threatened by climate instability which will increase the chances of rainfall and storms today, with higher chances of affecting Merida in its trajectory.  According to El Diario de Yucatán, there is an atmospheric instability with an 80% likelihood of becoming a cyclone. If it does become a tropical storm, its name would be “Cindy”, as mentioned in NBC news.

Tropical Storm Cindy likely to form in Gulf today Photo: NBC news

Tropical Storm Cindy likely to form in Gulf today
Photo: NBC news

As stated by the US National Hurricane Center’s midnight report, this atmospheric phenomenon has raised the odds of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours to 80%. However, there is hope that it will enter Yucatan as a tropical depression and leave the Peninsula through the Gulf of Mexico in that category. Experts predict that it will go more towards the east of the state and will affect, with heavy rains and winds, mainly Tizimín, Valladolid, Dzilam de Bravo, as well as eastern coastal ports.

Yesterday the First Response Team of the State Civil Protection Council had a meeting and determined that state, federal, military and naval authorities would deploy brigades as a precautionary measure in three regions. The partial closure of coastal fishing was ordered, and the public was asked to keep an eye on official warnings.

SOURCE: El Diario de Yucatán / NBC news



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