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We will remain in the Orange status on the epidemiological light next week, Aug 24-30.
Tropical Depression #14 is expected to strengthen over the northwestern Caribbean Sea thru Saturday, and could be at or near Hurricane strength when it reaches the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico late Saturday.
Tropical Storm warnings & watches are now in effect for coastal areas of of Honduras & Nicaragua, which may include the Yucatan Peninsula later this evening or tonight.
Tonight, the Governor spoke about the storm and said at this time the forecast anticipates it will land as a Tropical Storm on Saturday about 6p in the municipality of Tulum at Punta Allen...but he noted this is just a forecast and subject to updates. We are in the Green status on the Storm Alert system, which means pay attention to reports. The Governor said we will probably go to yellow later tonight or tomorrow, on the alert system. That means you should take measures to protect yourself, know where the shelters are located, and prepare for a possible evacuation.
Unfortunately, today the municipality of Isla Mujeres reports another death for a total of 8, and another new case for a total of 128, with 76 recovered.
The state Geoportal reports 22 Active Cases by colonia as: La Gloria-11, Meteorologico-2, Caridad del Cobre-2, Downtown-1, Salina Chica-1, Electricistas-1, Salina Grande-1, Ampl La Gloria-1, Lol-beh-1, El Caotal-1 and zero on the mainland.
On the national map for 8/19, the municipality of Isla Mujeres reports 4 suspicious and 60 negatives (with 127 confirmed with 7 deaths).
Tonight at ~9p, the Governor will update the epidemiological light for Monday thru Sunday Aug. 24-30, for the Northern and Southern Zones of the state.
MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach
Four rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white
sand beach and
the beautiful Caribbean sea, with
kitchenettes & fast WIFI. In the upscale
neighborhood of Bachilleres,
convenient to downtown
the colonias, yet
separate. Quiet & Private.
|A large slider
opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table
& chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole,
and the outdoor shower is out of the pic at left. |
Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. We provide a list of links & direction to over 20 eateries within ten minutes walk, including Mango Cafe, Mike's Pizza, Brisas, Rosa Sirena, Coco Jaguar, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui & the local craft brewery. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores.```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
Full moon rising over the Caribbean
| Just after Sunset--August 3 at 7:47 |
August 4 8:29
August 5 9:07
August 6 9:42
August 7 10:16
August 8 11:22
Sunset 7:25-7:03pm (beginning vs end of month)
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC
Swimming with the whale sharks takes place in August, which ends annually in mid-September. They congregate and feed on a 'buffet' of plankton and fish eggs from a type of tuna. Rays are also attracted to the feeding areas. Photo by Tony Garcia
>>Meteors!! The Perseids are currently active & one of the most popular showers. They will peak in the early mornings of the weekend of August 11,12 & 13, but the moon will be at or slightly past its last quarter phase and interfering. However, the Perseids are bright & you may see 3 or 4 dozen when they are peaking, if you're patient. They continue thru the 24th. The Alpha Capricornids are going on now (thru Aug. 15) with only a few meteors per hour, but they are known for producing bright fireballs when active. (They peaked Tuesday & moonlight will interfere with visibility.)
Monday, Aug. 17-170th Anniversary of Isla Mujeres
Sources for Weather Information:
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service
LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres
LINK to NHC