Tropical Depression Rina Cancun Update

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Tropical Depression Rina Cancun Update | Friday, October 28, 10:00 p.m

Dear friends,

Rina has downgraded to tropical depression status and is on its way out of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. Cancun and Riviera Maya tourists and locals are safe!

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Tropical Depression Rina

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 30 mph/45 km/h with higher gusts. Satellite data and surface observations indicate that Rina has degenerated into a remnant low pressure area and continued weakening is expected during the next 48 hours.

Cancun experienced some power outages and fallen trees in certain areas as a result of the high wind and rain activity last night, but everything was back to normal today.

We will continue to monitor the remaining of 2011 hurricane season, which officially ends until late November, and post any new storms as they develop on this site.

Stay safe and warm regards from Cancun!

Hurricane Rina Cancun Update | Thursday, October 27, 8:00 p.m

Dear friends,

We’re happy to report that Rina has been officially declared a Tropical Storm now, it no longer poses a hurricane threat to Cancun or the Riviera Maya. It continues to weaken as it approaches Cancun and we will only get heavy rain activity, but Cancun locals and tourists alike are perfectly safe. Hooray!

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Tropical Storm Rina Forecast

Tropical Storm Rina is currently located about 50 miles/85 km south southwest of Cozumel, Mexico, and 115 miles/185 km northeast of Chetumal. It is moving north at 7 mph and is expected to turn towards to the east on Friday.

Tropical Storm conditions are occurring along the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and the adjacent islands in the
Tropical Storm Warning area. These conditions should spread northward tonight.

Rina is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches over the eastern Yucatan Peninsula and Cozumel through Friday with isolated maximum amounts to 10 inches. A storm surge will raise water levels by as much as 1 to 2 feet above normal tide levels along the immediate coast near and to the right of the track of the center. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large waves.

We’ll continue to monitor the storm and will be posting daily updates on this site. Stay safe!

Hurricane Rina Cancun Update | Wednesday, October 26, 8:00 p.m

Dear friends,

We’re happy to report that Hurricane Rina has downgraded to a Category 1 Hurricane with maximum sustained winds of near 85 mph/140 km per hour and higher gusts. Further weakening is expected during the next 48 hours. The threat of Rina becoming a major, destructive hurricane is gone.

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Hurricane Rina Cancun

From the National Hurricane Center public advisory:

“Rina is a category one hurricane on the saffir-simpson hurricane wind scale. No important changes in strength are expected before the center of rina reaches the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula on Thursday. Rina is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 8 to 16 inches over the eastern Yucatan Peninsula and Cozumel through Friday.”

We will continue to post daily Hurricane Rina Cancun updates on this site.

Hurricane Rina Cancun Update | Tuesday, October 25, 8:00 p.m

Dear friends,

Hurricane Rina, now a Category 2 hurricane, has rapidly strengthened over the northwestern Caribbean. More strengthening is forecast and Hurricane Rina could turn into a Category 3 hurricane tonight.

Hurricane Rina is currently located about 275 miles/440 km east southeast of Chetumal, Mexico, and 275 miles /440 km southeast of Tulum, moving at near 3 mph west across the Caribbean Sea in the direction of the Yucatán Peninsula with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph/175 km per hour.

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Hurricane Rina

Image: The Weather Underground

Mexican authorities have declared a tropical storm warning along the coast from Chetumal to Punta Gruesa and a hurricane warning for northern Quintana Roo: Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres and Cancun. Hurricane Rina is expected to bring heavy rain to the Yucatan Peninsula.

Most models forecast Rina to significantly weaken while moving toward Cuba or southern Florida later this week, while some forecast it to dissipate over the Yucatán.

We advise caution and will keep updating this page with the latest news about Hurricane Rina.

Hurricane Rina Cancun Update | Monday, October 24, 8:00 p.m

Dear friends,

The latest information from The National Hurricane Center declares Hurricane Rina oficially a Category 1 Hurricane, located about 195 miles/315 km southwest of Grand Cayman, and about 355 miles/570 km east southeast of Chetumal, Mexico.

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Hurricane Rina

Image: The Weather Underground

From the weather channel:

– Will slowly move generally to the west-northwest for the next few days, in the direction of the Yucatan Peninsula

– Could bring locally heavy rains and winds of tropical storm force or hurricane force to portions of the Yucatan Peninsula (including portions of Mexico and Belize) and/or western Cuba during the next few to several days.

– Most models forecast Rina to remain in the northwestern Caribbean, some for up to a week or more, with Rina’s ultimate destinations uncertain.

– Relatively weak and producing disorganized shower activity

– Only a very slight chance of becoming a depression during the next few days over the southeastern Caribbean

– Could drop some locally heavy rains in the Windward Islands and the southeastern Caribbean through mid week

Hurricane Rina’s projected path:

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Hurricane Rina forecast

Image: The Weather Underground

As Cancun-born locals having lived here for most of our lives, we’d like to offer a few comments. While we do not underestimate the importance of being prepared, we don’t suggest rushing into panic mode right away. Hurricanes are very irregular and volatile, and many times they change their path or strength in a matter of hours. We suggest staying calm and keep checking back for updates; it is still very early to confirm that Hurricane Rina will hit Cancun. We’ll keep you updated!

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