TULUM, Mexico – The latest update from the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, has provided critical information about the current trajectory and characteristics of Tropical Storm “Idalia.” Positioned today at noon, this storm is located 135 kilometers to the east-southeast of Cozumel and 175 kilometers to the east of Tulum, in the coastal region of Quintana Roo.
The official report indicates that the storm boasts sustained maximum winds of 65 km/h, accompanied by gusts reaching up to 85 km/h. Slowly moving north at a pace of 4 km/h, the storm bears the potential to trigger localized torrential rainfall in Quintana Roo. Additionally, Campeche and Yucatán could experience intense rainfall, and wind gusts ranging between 70 and 90 km/h are projected. The coastal areas of Yucatán and Quintana Roo could also witness towering waves measuring between 2 to 4 meters, along with the potential formation of waterspouts.
Furthermore, meteorologists have highlighted the risk of waterlogging and potential flooding due to the anticipated heavy rains. Consequently, a storm watch zone has been established as a precautionary measure from Río Lagartos in Yucatán to Tulum in Quintana Roo, which includes the island of Cozumel.
The State Coordination of Civil Protection in Quintana Roo has issued an advisory urging individuals to rely solely on official sources for information and to disregard any unfounded rumors. The agency emphasizes its continuous monitoring of the storm’s progression, ensuring that the region remains well-prepared for any developments that may arise from “Idalia.”