7a~~Cat-4 Hurricane Eta is very close to Nicaragua & will weaken as it moves across Central America. This weekend, the remnants may reform as a Tropical Depression & strengthen to a Tropical Storm after it leaves land & heads toward Cuba over the Caribbean Sea. The winds & rain we've been having the past few days are compliments of Cold Front #11 ("Norte"), which helped keep the hurricane away. Now both are affecting us, causing some impressive breakers. The NHC says:
The passenger ferry to Puerto Juarez continues running this morning, and the car ferry to Punta Sam remains suspended due to weather conditions.
2p--The Governor says....This photo is of Cold Front #11 that goes down across our state. It has caused low temperatures, rain, winds, waves and high tides across much of the state's territory. It has also stopped Hurricane Eta in Central America. We're monitoring for changes in the weather.
Today, Isla Mujeres reports another case of C-19 for a total of 222 with 20 death and 184 recovered. The last time we had a new case was Monday, Oct. 26. And the one before that was on Sunday, Oct. 18. However, there have been two deaths in those 17 days.
The state Geoportal reports 6 active cases by colonia as 11/2 as Salina Chica-1, La Gloria-2, and Downtown-3.
On the national map for 11/2, our municipality reports 145 suspicious and 103 negatives.
Yesterday....Isla Mujeres continues to report a total of 221 cases of C-19, with 20 deaths and 184 recovered.
>For our Northern Zone, the Growth Rate for cases has decreased to 0.26, from 0.29.
>The state geoportal still has data for Oct. 31, when the 6 active cases by colonia were 3 Downtown, 2 in La Gloria, and one in Salina Chica.
>On the national map for 11/1, our municipality reports 147 suspicious and 100 negatives.
Thursday night, the Governor warned that our Northern Zone is on the
verge of returning to Orange on the state Epidemiological light. This
would mean closure of public beaches and reducing hotel & restaurant
capacities from 60% to 30%. We'll remain in Yellow thru Nov. 8th, but
he said we need to increase our efforts because the Contagion Rate had
increased to 0.98-0.99, with 1.0 being the limit between Yellow &
Orange. (In late September, he'd mentioned it increasing to 0.84,
and the following week he said it "increased slightly" again.) The
Contagion Rate indicates how many cases are generated from one
Our seven-municipality Northern Zone contains ~1.5 million residents, of which we are a small fraction at ~21,000. Our Zone improved to Yellow nearly two months ago, after remaining in Orange for three months. (Before reopening in June, only essential businesses like groceries, pharmacies, & utility companies were open & we were only allowed outside for essential errands, for three months.)
The only statistic published for the Northern Zone is the "Growth Rate of New Cases", which is updated weekly on the Daily Reports & I collected them on the second graphic. The next color update will be Thursday night, for Monday thru Sunday, Nov. 9-15.
From the City (Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres)
Caption: In public places it is important to maintain healthy distance, with this measure you help reduce the contagion of Covid-19. The graphic says...1.5 meters between one person and another.
Caption--Let's continue to combat the spread of covid-19, remember
to wash your hands frequently and you can also use antibacterial gel with 70 % alcohol when you're away from home. The graphic says to remember to use sufficient water and soap.
The caption says: Wearing face masks is the first barrier for slowing C-19 infections. The graphic says to remember that the pandemic continues, wear face masks.
Discounts on many City fees, fines, taxes, etc continue thru Nov. 30
With the long weekend for "Day of the Dead", hundreds of tourists arrived to Isla Mujeres to enjoy the various attractions of the this destination, including its white-sand beaches and turquoise waters. This weekend an increase in visitors was noted, which will strengthen the local economic recovery, while continueing to carry out all measures of hygiene and healthy distancing to continue preventing the spread of C-19 and protecting the health of everyone.
While tourism promotion has changed as a result of the pandemic, this work at both national and international levels continues toward positioning Isla Mujeres as the favorite destination of the Mexican Caribbean. Evidence of this is the preparations to participate in the 2nd edition of the Pueblos Magicos Tianguis (Convention) which will be held digitally on Dec. 9 & 10 in San Luis Potosi. Preparations are being made to promote the various attractions of the Pueblo Magico of Isla Mujeres.
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.
amenities include hammocks,
chairs, beach towels,
washer & dryer, loungers, shared bikes, BBQ grill, and safes. Panoramic
views from the
rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio &
the white sand backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea. Downtown
is ~ a mile away; we're on
all four bus routes or flag a $3 taxi. Off street parking. In the quiet
neighborhood of Bachilleres, sleep to the sounds of the sea.. $275/$325/$425 wk $40/50/$65nt
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 rose Oct. 31-6:30p|
Nov 1-Sunday at 7:07p
Nov 2-Monday at 7:46p
Nov 3 Tuesday at 8:30p
Nov 4 Wednesday at 9:18p
Nov 5 Thursday at 10:10p
Sunrise 6:50-7:07 (beginning vs end of month)
Turtles continue hatching out at the Tortugranja in November
Public events have been suspended due to C-19. Holidays have featured online competitions and events.
Nov. 1-2--Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead
Nov. 9-20--Buen Fin (Sales)
Thursday, Nov. 12--Postal Workers Day El Día del Cartero y del Empleado Postal
Monday, Nov. 16-- Día de la Revolución Day off (Long weekend) Offices close.
Friday, Nov. 20--Día de la Revolución
Nov. 16-17--Leonid meteor shower, without moon interference this year. Beginning after midnight and peaking before dawn.
Thursday, Nov. 26--Normally celebrations for Isla's Patron Saint would begin and continue thru her day, December 8, but this year public celebrations have been suspended due to C-19.
Monday, Nov. 30--Official end of Hurricane season
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
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