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What time will the effects of Hurricane Beryl be felt in Mérida?

- July 5, 2024

Hurricane Beryl is expected to make landfall in Yucatán at 9:00 AM on this Friday and from that moment, its winds and rains will start affecting Mérida and other municipalities in the state.

According to Juan Vázquez Montalvo, a hydro-meteorological consultant and spokesperson for CIAFEME UADY, the hurricane is expected to touch down in Yucatán at 9:00 AM near the municipality of Tixcacalcupul, a Maya region in southeastern part of the state.

As Hurricane Beryl moves northwest, it will pass through the municipalities of Chankom, Yaxcabá, Sotuta, Huhí (in the center of the state), and by around 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, it will no longer be a hurricane but a tropical storm with sustained winds of up to 120 km per hour.

Mérida will feel the effects of Beryl as a tropical storm; expert

The maximum impact of the phenomenon in Mérida will be between 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM, with strong tropical storm winds of up to 110 km per hour and gusts of up to 130 km per hour.

For the coastal area, the same effects as in Mérida are expected, including waves reaching up to 4 meters high.

Municipalities in Yucatán that will be most affected by Beryl include those along the coast from Dzilam Bravo to Celestún and to a lesser extent, from Dzilam Bravo to Cuyo. For example, Progreso is expected to experience winds of 90-110 km per hour, while areas between Dzilam and Cuyo will see winds ranging from 70-90 km per hour.

The storm is expected to continue its trajectory through San José Tzal, Umán, Texán Palomeque, Tetiz, Kinchil, Hunucmá, and then exit the area between Punta Palmar and Sisal around 8:00-9:00 PM.

From that time on, the effects of the rain will start to be felt with intensity, and winds will continue but at a lesser strength. The storm’s effects will gradually subside as it moves away, leaving behind cloudy skies and some southeasterly winds by Saturday, with temperatures ranging from 32-34 degrees Celsius.

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