Tropical Storm Franklin heads for coast of Mexico's Yucatan

Tropical Storm Franklin heads for coast of Mexico's Yucatan

Tropical Storm Franklin heads for coast of Mexico's Yucatan

A tropical depression or tropical storm could form over the northwestern Caribbean Sea, according to the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami. As the winds of the tropical storm affect the area located 220 km from its center, it is possible in the late afternoon for the effect of the passage to be felt in Belize.

By Tuesday, the storm's effects were expected to lessen for Cayman, but forecasters were reporting a 40 percent chance of rain during the morning. Franklin is expected to move into the Gulf of Mexico later on today.

As Franklin moves today through the Yucatan Peninsula, bands of heavy rain with gusty winds may cause some tree damage and power outages, said the Weather Underground report, which noted that wind gusts of 46 miles per hour were recorded in Campeche, Mexico.

Tropical Storm Franklin is brewing near the Yucatan Peninsula and threatens to strike Mexico twice this week.

Cruise Hive will keep readers informed on any new developments affecting the cruise industry.

A hurricane warning has been issued for parts of Mexico as tropical storm Franklin builds up force.

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Franklin was expected to come ashore sometime Monday night, possibly near hurricane strength, then cross over the peninsula into the Gulf of Campeche by Tuesday on a path toward central Mexico.

Franklin will continue to produce flooding rain and scattered wind damage across the remainder of the Yucatan Peninsula.

So far, there have been six named storms in the Atlantic and Caribbean, including Franklin, which is poised to hit Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula at the moment.

The storm made landfall late on Monday in a sparsely populated area of Quintana Roo state south of the beach resorts of the Riviera Maya, according to Mexico's interior ministry.

Meanwhile, a smattering of disorganized storms and showers in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean was given a low chance of becoming a cyclone over the next five days.

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