Weather Alert in the Yucatan Peninsula for possible cyclonic formation in the central Caribbean

A low-pressure system registers a 30% probability of cyclonic development in the next 7 days.

authorities of the state of Quintana Roo issued a statement about the presence of a low-pressure system developing near the coasts of the central Caribbean.

The National Water Commission (Conagua) reported that the formation of a low-pressure area is expected in the southwest of the Caribbean Sea, with a 30% increase in the probability of cyclonic development in the next 7 days.

So far, the Governor of the State, Mara Lezama, has indicated that the meteorological phenomenon does not represent an imminent risk for Quintana Roo. However, hurricane season is still underway, and citizens are urged to stay informed.

Officially, the hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean runs from June 1 to November 30, 2023, so there are exactly 20 days left to overcome this risk period.

Governor Lezama called on the population to closely follow the trajectory and evolution of the system, remembering that caution is essential at this time of year.

The classification of cyclones on the meteorological scale is vital to understanding the intensity of the phenomenon.

From tropical depressions to “major” or highly destructive hurricanes, each category is defined by maximum sustained winds. In this context, it is crucial that citizens are aware of the updates provided by official media.

“We are still in hurricane season, so we invite you to stay informed through official media ,” the governor concluded the message. Safety and preparation are essential in times like this. Let’s stay alert!

How cyclones are classified on the scale:

– Tropical depression: maximum sustained winds of 33 knots (63 km/h) or less.

– Tropical storm: maximum sustained winds of 34 to 63 knots (64 km/h – 118 km/h).

– Hurricane: maximum sustained winds of 64 to 95 knots (119 km/h – 177 km/h).

– “Major” or very destructive hurricanes: maximum sustained winds of 96 to 137 knots (178 km/h–252 km/h).

With information from the Civil Protection.

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