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Dust cloud from the Sahara arrives in Yucatán right on time

Coming from agricultural areas of the Sahara, the powder contains a high concentration of fungus, viruses, and bacteria. Its most common effects include sneezing, eye irritation.

Ready for another hurricane season in Yucatán? Your 2021 guide

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is off to a fast start, even faster than the 2020 season.

Rescuers come to the aid of flood victims in Progreso

Yucatán's state government has set up temporary shelters for dozens of families whose homes have flooded after several days of intense rain.

Yucatán’s first tropical storm of 2021 likely on its way this...

The probability of tropical storm or hurricane formation over the Gulf of Mexico has grown to 60% over the next five days.

9 delicious ice-cold treats to keep you cool in Yucatán

If you have ever been to Yucatán between the months of April and August you don't need us to tell you how hot it can get

Peninsula on alert for the arrival of powerful ‘Cordonazo de la...

In 2019 the “cordonazo” wreaked havoc on Progreso and other coastal communities, causing flooding and toppling palm trees and thatch structures....

Caribbean volcano sending clouds of toxic gas our way

The La Soufrière volcano in Saint Vincent erupted April 9 and launched enormous plumes of toxic gas into the atmosphere. Photo:...

Forecasters predict another horrifying hurricane season on the Atlantic

A satellite image shows Hurricane Delta raging through Yucatán in 2020. Photo: Courtesy Meteorologists are predicting another...

Yucatán braces for the hottest week of the year

Fans for sale on the streets are a little more tempting this weekend. Photo: Courtesy The most severe...

Expect more downpours and floods this rainy season, experts warn

Floods in 2020 were particularly severe in Mérida’s Fraccionamiento Las Américas. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht As...

New laws on sprawl to address Merida’s flooding crisis

Merida’s north appears a less viable option for expansion as a year of heavy rain keeps much of it under water....

Visitors rushed to hospital after lightning strikes beach palapa

Three adults suffered burns when lightning struck the palapa where they were sheltered from a storm. Photo: De Peso

Prepare for 50° hot flash this week in Merida

If Yucatan were surrounded by mountains, we'd be called Mexico's Death Valley, because that's how hot it's gotten. Maximum...

Shelf cloud looms over Merida; internet goes wild

A massive shelf cloud took Merida by surprise when it loomed over the city on Thursday.

Dust clouds from Sahara due in Yucatan by Sunday

The Sahara is sending its annual dusting to the Yucatan on Sunday. All the way...

The canícula, the dog days of summer, have arrived

May is the hottest month in Yucatán, but with the canícula, a broader swath of Mexico feels the heat.

Trees fall, power goes out in heavy rain

Wind gusts Monday afternoon, reaching 83 kph/52 mph, toppled at least 85 trees, a billboard and three telephone poles.

Storm causes tent to fall on hundreds at food festival

A large tent fell on hundreds of festival attendees taking shelter in heavy rain and strong winds on Saturday.

Alberto zigzags slowly and dampens the weekend

Alberto probably won't become a hurricane, but it's still capable of high winds and sustained rain that will cause flooding in other regions.

Encore performance of lightning and hail possible this weekend

Rainy weather and high winds won't be taking the weekend off, Conagua reports.

Lights out at new conference center during afternoon deluge

Unfortunately for the new convention center, it's not technically "Powered by Samsung." It's powered by the CFE.

High winds, hail predicted as season’s first ‘cordonazo’ approaches

Damaging weather is possible this weekend as a cold front is set to clash with the Peninsula's high temperatures.

Health warning as temperatures surge this weekend

Among the groups at risk are diabetes patients because heat and resulting dehydration increase the concentration of glucose in the blood.

Forecasters’ best guess: Active hurricane season ahead

Early 2018 hurricane predictions are troubling, but take them with a grain of salt.