Warning areas posted for tropical storm Nate Warning areas posted for tropical storm Nate. the weather channel

Hurricane watch for Cancún, Cozumel

Tropical storm Nate expected to reach Yucatán peninsula late tomorrow

A tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch have been posted for part of the Yucatán peninsula — including Cancún and Cozumel — as tropical storm Nate moves over Nicaragua and Honduras today, heading northwest.


The storm warning and hurricane watch apply to the coast between Punta Herrero, Quintana Roo, and Río Lagartos, Yucatán. Nate is forecast to approach the Yucatán peninsula late tomorrow and deliver heavy rain and wind to the area, which includes Cancún and Cozumel.

The United States National Hurricane Center (NHC) said at 10:00am CDT that Nate was located inland over northeastern Nicaragua and moving northwest at 15 kilometers per hour. It is forecast to move over the northwestern Caribbean Sea tonight and tomorrow.

Maximum sustained winds were 65 kilometers per hour but strengthening is expected once the center moves over the Caribbean Sea.

Forecasters said heavy rain will occur over a wide area, while hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area in Mexico tomorrow night.

Nate is expected to make landfall Sunday on the northern Gulf Coast of the U.S. as a tropical storm or a hurricane.

Mexico News Daily

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  • Of course we’re watching the storm carefully, but the latest update Public Advisory from the National Hurricane Center in Miami, made at 7am Oct 6, 2017, has no Tropical Storm Watch or Hurricane Watch for Cozumel, Cancun or the Yucatan Peninsula, it simply says we “should monitor the progress of Nate”.

    • Tony

      There has been a storm and hurricane watch in effect for Punta Herrero to Río Lagartos since yesterday and was still in effect as of the latest NHC advisory at 10:00am CDT. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT1+shtml/052045.shtml?

      • Thanks for clarifying Tony! We see the part that applies now, in another paragraph it mentions the Yucatan Peninsula, which is where we would usually expect to find Cozumel or Cancun mentioned, not many people will know where Punta Herrero and Río Lagartos are, so thanks for pointing it out 🙂

        • The storm brought us some rain last night, but the sun was out again early this morning and everything is calm again 🙂

          • BB

            Same in Cancun