This Monday, tropical depression number 9 formed in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, with the potential for the formation of a cyclone, at the beginning of the “peak” of the hurricane season in the Atlantic, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico, reported the meteorologist Juan Vázquez Montalvo, from the Institutional Committee for Attention to Extreme Meteorological Phenomena (Ciafeme) of the Autonomous University of Yucatán (Uady).
In Texas and Tamaulipas, the authorities have activated alerts and preventive protocols, while asking the population to take precautions due to the possible impact that what would be storm “Harold” could cause in the next few hours.
Vázquez Montalvo points out that the system could indirectly affect the Yucatan Peninsula with rains, which would add to those already forecast for this week, which would be electrical storms, accompanied by gusts of wind.
The meteorologist explained that the forecast for the week is for rain in the afternoon and at night, with maximum temperatures between 32 and 36 degrees Celsius (89 to 96 Fahrenheit).
The maximum temperatures for today Monday and tomorrow Tuesday will be 36 degrees Celsius, and the rest of the week from 32 to 34 °C (89 to 93°F), with minimum temperatures at dawn of 23 to 25 °C (73 to 77°F). The wind will be from the east and southeast and at the end of the week from the west and northwest.
The rains are seasonal, they are normal, the rains always start at the end of August, said Vázquez Montalvo.
He added that when cyclone “Harold” forms, it will send humidity to the Peninsula area and the rains could increase, which could occur between Tuesday and Wednesday. He stressed that these rains will be an indirect effect of the cyclone, plus the rains sent by the Caribbean and the Pacific, so he anticipates that this will be a week of heavy rains.
The expert pointed out that, despite the cyclonic activity in the Atlantic, for the moment, the Yucatan Peninsula is safe, with no threat of a cyclone heading to the area.