Four major hurricanes are forecast for the 2020 season that could affect Cancun
As if facing the difficult situation generated by the global Covid-19 pandemic, which keeps people in quarantine to avoid spreading the virus, it is now reported that four strong hurricanes threaten Cancun during this year's season, which starts in June and ends in November.
According to the forecast from Colorado State University (CSU), the Atlantic hurricane season "will have above-average annual activity", with at least 16 storms and eight hurricanes.
This forecast indicates that there is a 58 percent chance of a major hurricane in Cancun for the 2020 season; which is above the historical average.
In an average year, there are 12 tropical storms in the Atlantic, including six hurricanes and three major categories 3 or higher, however, the CSU forecast for the Atlantic basin in 2020 suggests 16 tropical storms, including eight hurricanes and four major categories 3 to 5, with sustained winds of at least 178 km/hr.
One of the factors behind this projection is the absence of the El Niño phenomenon, and much warmer than average sea surface temperatures in parts of the Atlantic, such as the Gulf of Mexico, according to the CSU, which for its report is based on data accumulated over four decades.
Cancun and the surrounding areas have only been affected by one hurricane on two occasions: Hurricane Gilberto in September 1988 and Hurricane Wilma in October 2005, both 17 years apart.
The last season with four or more major hurricanes was the record year of 2017.
Tourists who stay at Cancun's Airbnb lack protection from hurricanes
Several Cancun municipal agencies regulate hosting platforms such as Airbnb, of which it is estimated that there are about 5 thousand units in the municipality, not only to collect taxes but also to develop strategies to safeguard the lives of tourists housed in the event of a hurricane.
The hurricane season begins on June 1 and ends on November 30, so the authorities and citizens are advised to be on the lookout.
Seer predicts that a devastating hurricane will hit land in Cancun
A new pollution crisis and a devastating hurricane that will land in Cancun are some of the natural disasters predicted by Mhoni Vidente in a television program.
The famous Televisa seer said that a devastating hurricane will cause serious damage from Puerto Rico to Cancun, Quintana Roo, one of the most important tourist spots in Mexico.