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Storm forecasters closely monitor Yucatan’s Gulf coast

Accuweather is watching the southern Gulf of Mexico for possible tropical storm development by June 1. Illustration: YEL / Getty Images

Thousands of shelters ready for Yucatan’s 2019 hurricane season

Yucatan has thousands of shelters ready for the worst. Photo: File Merida, Yucatan — More than 3,000 hurricane...

2018 Atlantic hurricane season comes to a close, thankfully

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially concludes on Friday, was more active than forecasters predicted.

Storm system headed toward Yucatán could become tropical cyclone

The odds continue to increase that a spinning weather system off the coast of Honduras will become a tropical cyclone within the next five days, weather forecasters say.

Updated: Storm Isaac dissipates overnight

Tropical Storm Isaac has the potential to strengthen to a hurricane while crossing the western Caribbean and entering the Gulf of Mexico next week, AccuWeather said today.

30 years later, we remember Hurricane Gilberto

On the 30th anniversary of Hurricane Gilberto, or "Gilbert" to English-speakers, we present the New York Times' coverage of the devastation. 

Invest 95L to brush by the Yucatán Peninsula while Isaac weakens

Invest 95L, a tropical weather system, has been hanging around the Yucatán Peninsula near Cancun, but is more of a worry for other regions.

All eyes on Isaac as it heads toward the Yucatán Peninsula

It's too early to know exactly where Tropical Storm Isaac is heading, although as of Tuesday morning it was still tracking west, toward the Caribbean, and then on to either the Yucatán Peninsula or Central America.

Preparing for the worst of Yucatán’s hurricane season

The peak of the hurricane season arrives in about four weeks, and foreign residents shouldn't be complacent. 

Storms force planes to reroute from Cancun to Mérida

Heavy rains, which threaten to develop into a subtropical or tropical storm this weekend, on Thursday triggered an Army response in Quintana Roo.

Hurricane season may be less active than first thought

Weather experts from Colorado State University are predicting an average hurricane season due to cooler waters in the Atlantic Ocean.

Forecasters’ best guess: Active hurricane season ahead

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

Hurricane experts returning to Mérida to share knowledge

The International Hurricane Seminar returns to the Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport in March, well ahead of 2018's hurricane season.

50 years ago today, Hurricane Beulah lashes Yucatán

Today is an anniversary some of our older neighbors would probably rather forget. On Sept. 17, 1967, Hurricane Beulah reached the Peninsula, killing 11 people and destroying countless buildings.

Swirling in Gulf, Katia slowly headed toward landfall

Just west of the Yucatán Peninsula, Katia is a Category 1 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph.

For Peninsula, fierce weather systems to the east and west

The eleventh tropical storm of the season, Katia, formed early today and is gaining strength to the west of the Yucatán Peninsula.

Harvey has 2nd chance to hit Mexico — in the wallet

Hurricane Harvey is battering Texas much worse than it did Mexico, but that doesn't mean the nation to the south won't be bruised.

Franklin weakens after heading further into mainland

After briefly reaching hurricane status, Franklin this morning weakened to a tropical storm as it moved farther inland over eastern Mexico.

CFE mobilizes to safeguard power system during storm

The power utility has deployed 1,223 workers, 172 cranes, 465 vehicles, four helicopters and seven off-road vehicles as Tropical Storm Franklin approaches.

Franklin hits the southern half of the Yucatán Peninsula

Tropical Storm Franklin made landfall at tiny Pulticub, Quintana Roo, just before 11 p.m. Monday, where it immediately weakened as it began its journey across the Yucatán Peninsula.

Tropical storm heading this way from Caribbean sea

Right on cue for August's ramp up of the hurricane season, a tropical storm could be heading the the Yucatán Peninsula next week.

Preparing for the height of hurricane season

We are fast approaching the peak of the hurricane season, the time of the year the Peninsula is most likely to be hit by a damaging storm. Preparedness is key.

Storms path remains uncertain, but hurricane unlikely

A storm expected to bring heavy rain and maybe even flooding to the Yucatán peninsula Sunday will likely enter the Gulf of Mexico on Monday or Tuesday, forecasters say.

Offshore cyclones possible by Saturday, weather forecasters warn

Unsettled weather will continue, and weather forecasters are keeping their eyes on a system forming over the Atlantic Basin.