Hurricane Beryl is moving northwest over the central Gulf of Mexico

Hurricane Beryl is moving northwest over the central Gulf of Mexico
Hurricane Beryl is moving northwest over the central Gulf of Mexico

Written in NATIONAL he 6/7/2024 · 22:33 hs

Last update: 6/7/2024 · 22:41 hs

Cyclone Beryl, which had initially made landfall as Category 2 hurricane in the state of Quintana Roo, will no longer affect our country as expected. This news was confirmed by the National Meteorological Service (SMN) this Saturday.

The SMN had initially projected that the cyclone, now downgraded to a tropical storm, would make landfall in Tamaulipas after passing through the Yucatan Peninsula on Friday. However, the cyclone’s path has since veered northwest, now heading toward Texas.

Tropical Storm Beryl is moving northwest over the central Gulf of Mexico. The extreme end of the cone of uncertainty is over southern Texas”the SMN indicated in a notice.

Heavy rains will continue in parts of the Republic

Although Beryl will not make landfall in Mexico, “very heavy” rainfall of 50 to 75 millimeters is forecast in Tamaulipas, as well as “heavy” rain in Campeche, Yucatan and Veracruz. In addition, an alert has been issued for winds with gusts of 50 to 70 kilometers per hour, waves of 1 to 3 meters high and the possible formation of waterspouts on the coasts of Tamaulipas and Veracruz.

In the latest report, The cyclone was located 615 kilometers southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas; 430 kilometers northwest of Celestún, Yucatán; and 470 kilometers east of Barra el Mezquital, Tamaulipas. Beryl is moving northwest at 20 kilometers per hour, with sustained winds of 95 kilometers per hour and gusts of 110 kilometers per hour.

Mexico and the United States take extreme precautions at the border

In light of the cyclone’s advance, the SMN and the United States National Hurricane Center have maintained a tropical storm warning zone from Barra El Mezquital, Tamaulipas, to the mouth of the Rio Grande, on the border between Mexico and the United States.

Although Beryl moves away from the Mexican coasts, The SMN recommends that the population in the mentioned areas take extreme precautions due to rain, winds and waves.

Mexico feared the impact of Beryl, the first hurricane of the season, which set an “alarming precedent” by forming a maximum intensity cyclone in the Atlantic at this time of year, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) warned on Tuesday.

HoweverBeryl, which left more than a dozen deaths in the Caribbean after reaching category 5, It did not cause any casualties or significant damage in Mexico, particularly in Quintana Roo, the country’s main tourist destination.

Of the three cyclones that have occurred in the Atlantic this season, Beryl is the third to impact Mexico. Storm Chris made landfall last Sunday, and Storm Alberto, on June 20, left six dead in Nuevo León, on the country’s northern border. With information from EFE.

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