Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, June 13

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This rainy weather has now been named "Invest 91L" by the NHC, but still isn't expected to develop as it approaches and passes over the Yucatan Peninsula, where its main path is to our south. There is a small chance (20%) that it could develop after passes the Yucatan & enters the Gulf, bringing a rainy Father's Day weekend to some US coastal cities. Here's a quick US forecast in English with video from Cancun: LINK 

The forecast & graphic from the NHC  2a EDT (1am EST/'Isla time') & at 8a  EDT/7a EST are identical & report:
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
1. Disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the western Caribbean
Sea are associated with a weak surface trough.  This activity is
forecast to move westward to northwestward over Central America and
the Yucatan Peninsula during the next couple of days with no
significant development.  Environmental conditions could become
slightly more conducive for some development if the system moves
into the southwestern Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.

Regarding other weather out in the Caribbean, the NHC reports:
A tropical wave is over the E Caribbean along 67W south of 18N, 
moving west at 10-15 kt. Strong wind shear in the region and
Saharan dry air in the wave environment hinder deep convection at
the time.

A tropical wave is over the W Caribbean along 85W south of 20N, 
moving west at 10-15 kt. Scattered showers are W of 82W. 
 Elsewhere, scattered moderate convection is inland from S Guatemala to 

An upper-level trough extends across the NW Caribbean with axis 
along 87W. Diffluent flow east of this trough is enhancing 
convection over the W Caribbean and central Cuba. A large upper-
level ridge is over the remainder of the Caribbean with axis along

A tropical wave will move west across the western
Caribbean through Wed night with a surface low developing along 
the wave axis. A second tropical wave across the east Caribbean 
will pass through the central Caribbean on Thu and Fri. A third 
tropical wave will pass west through the tropical waters east of 
windwards on Wed, and pass through the east Caribbean on Thu and 
Fri. Strong trades currently across the south-central and 
southwest Caribbean will spread north across the central 
Caribbean on Wed and Thu, while fresh to locally strong southeast
pulses will continue across the northwest Caribbean. Locally 
strong trades will continue across the tropical waters east of 
the Windwards through late Wed.  

Satellite gif:


City Council candidate for the PRI party, Rosely ("Chely") Danilú Magaña Martínez, died Monday night as a result of gunshot wounds she received on Saturday afternoon, when activist Lizbeth Pasos Sarabia was also injured. The attack occurred at a political meeting with her team at Ms. Magana's home in a colonia on the mainland area of the Isla Mujeres municipality.
It had been reported that although the bullets didn't hit any vital organs, the prognosis was reserved and she was in intensive care. After the attack on Saturday, she was admitted to "Jesus Kumate" General Hospital in Cancun, and on Sunday she was transferred to Galenia hospital, with some improvement reported. Unfortunately, at 11:45 pm on Monday, she passed away as a result of complications from bullet wounds to her chest.
PRI party activist Lizbeth Noemi Pasos Sarabia, who suffered leg injuries in the same attack, is totally out of danger, according to Isla Mujeres mayoral candidate for the PRI party, Juan Carrillo Soberanis. Political leaders, candidates and others have expressed their concern about this violence and their sympathy to family, friends, and other islanders. The funeral will be private. An investigation is ongoing.
Information from articles in Nacional, El Economista, and Excelsior.


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Isla Mujeres port authorities are monitoring the atmospheric instability located southwest of the Caribbean Sea.   

New Marinsa ferries expected to begin operations on Thursday LINK 
   June 12 A spokesperson for the Marinsa company said the two new ferries are expected to begin operation on Thursday, and they are currently waiting for authorization from the Port Authority to conduct docking tests. The two boats arrived yesterday (Monday) from Progreso. Although it was originally thought that these boats would replace the two larger boats, but today the company said they they will be increasing service on this route. It was confirmed that the two ferries once belonged to the Magana company, who operated boats on the Isla Mujeres-Puerto Juarez route for more than 45 years, although now they are using the concrete dock, where docking tests will be conducted.

Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

VIDEO of tourists arriving at the ferry dock.

Noti Isla Mujeres   

VIDEO with caption that says these are the ferries of the boat company Marinsa which are expected to begin operating on Thursday, June 14th. 

Photos with a caption that says: The municipal Health Department health administration  delivered medical supplies to the Board of the Isla Mujeres hyperbaric chamber.

IM Noticias   


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Por Esto usually updates the Isla Mujeres page by 5am, but still has the same content at 12:30p.


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

In accordance with the electoral laws, the municipal Facebook site has suspended the release of information as of March 29, until after the election on July 1st.

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MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach    Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of  Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
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 outa the pic at left.
Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

Free amenities such as hammocks, BBQ grills, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer & dryer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio & our backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea. Upstairs room also available. Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking,  flag a $2 taxi. Parking. You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.

Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Within ten minutes walk are a variety of restaurants including Mango Cafe, Brisas, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery , Chedraui. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores and small local restaurants. It takes 20-30  minutes to walk downtown.

June Events
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events
Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
June  1  10:07
June  2  10:52
June  3  11:35

June 27   7:14
June 28   8:03
June 29   8:49
June 30   9:33
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~7:25
Sunrise ~6:05
It's whale shark tour season (thru mid September) and turtle nesting season (thru mid October). 
Photo by Tony Garcia of turtles mating off Punta Sur
Tortugranja staff collecting eggs at MaraVilla Caribe beach

A busy night for the mama turtles digging nests at MVC

Friday, June 1 Navy Day  Día de la Marina. Usually there is a wreath placed at sea in memory of sailors who lost their lives at sea.

Saturday, June 2 Plogging cleanup 8a  Location TBA  LINK   Action for Isla link

Sunday, June 3 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square

Tuesday, June 5 World Environment Day  

Friday, June 8 World Ocean's Day

Saturday, June 9 Plogging cleanup 8a  Location TBA LINK   Action for Isla link

Sunday, June 10 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square

Saturday, June 16 Plogging cleanup 8a  Location TBA LINK   Action for Isla link

Sunday, June 17 Father's Day

Sunday, June 17 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square

Thursday, June 21 Summer Solstice

Sat & Sun, June 22 & 23  Women's fishing tournament "La Dorada del Caribe" Fifth edition

Saturday, June 23 Plogging cleanup 8a  Location TBA LINK   Action for Isla link

Sunday, June 24 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square
  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 (Yucatan peninsula is under Satellite GOES Este, I recommend "Animacion")
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres    
LINK to Tropic Watch (in English)
LINK to NHC in US (in English)
LINK to Tropical Tidbits (in English)

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