###

Slow-moving Gamma to make landfall again, hitting Merida twice

Don't miss

More amazing birds in Yucatán, from pheasants to the American robin’s southern cousin

This week we kick things off with one of Yucatán’s most emblematic species, the great curassow or hocofaisán.

34 business shut down in Playa del Carmen over new COVID-19 rules

Affected business owners and administrators say that shutting down by 11 pm renders their businesses unviable, and will lead to permanent closures and layoffs.

New images of the Mayan Train spark imagination

Here are the designs that serve as an expression of the Maya Train's grandiose ambitions.
Yucatán Magazine
Yucatán Magazine
Sign up for the Yucatán Roundup, a free newsletter, which delivers the week's top headlines every Monday.
Courtesy Yucatan Civil Protection

Tropical Storm Gamma will make landfall for a second time Tuesday morning, this time over Yucatan, state civil protection authorities said.

The storm earlier entered the Peninsula from its Caribbean side over the weekend, bringing floods and power outages mostly to the eastern parts of Yucatan. Now it’s threatening to pass through the state’s western points. Before it’s gone, Gamma may have been bringing wind and rain here for nearly a week.

As recently as Sunday, Gamma was predicted to remain far from the Yucatan coast, drifting farther into the Gulf of Mexico. But the forecast changed dramatically Monday.

The weather system may enter the state somewhere between Progreso and Telchac Puerto and then weaken to a tropical depression, forecasters now say.

Gamma then will travel as far inland as Mérida as well as Calkiní and Tenabo in Campeche.

Then it will turn and go out to sea again, not before passing over Santa Elena, Muna, Abalá and taking a second swipe at Merida at dawn Thursday.

Rain will continue today in Yucatan, varying in intensity with periods of clear skies.

Storm Delta, which follows Gamma, is not thought to affect Yucatan.

Popular

Confused, jealous wife stabs husband after seeing her younger self in old photos

A woman who apparently didn't recognize herself in an old photo stabbed her husband when she suspected an affair. Photo: Contributed

55 years ago an aircraft mysteriously crashed in Yucatán. Now a team of adventurers seeks answers

It is uncertain if the adventurers will be able to make it to the crash site, but claim that the expedition is as much about the journey as the destination.

Its port quiet for over a year, Progreso will welcome Carnival Breeze in July

Progreso will be a rare port of call for Carnival in July.

New Xcaret theme park to open in Yucatán by December

Xibalba park will feature a circuit of eight cenotes connected by an artificial flowing river.