As the hurricane season draws to a close, Hurricane Richard is approaching the coasts of Belize and Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. For its latest position and predicted path, see Mexico’s National Meteorological Service website. [After the event, hurricane information is stored in the same site’s Historical Hurricane Archive.]
Hurricane Richard is predicted to lose strength (and be downgraded to a Tropical Storm) as it crosses the Yucatán Peninsula. Even so, it will bring more heavy rains to eastern Mexico, an area still struggling to cope with the aftermath of torrential downpours earlier in the summer.
Previous hurricane-related posts:
- In which months are hurricanes most likely to strike Mexico?
- Atlantic and eastern Pacific hurricane names for 2010
- How many hurricanes are likely in the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season?
- Hurricane Alex, the first Atlantic hurricane of the season, is about to strike land
Hurricanes and other climatological phenomena are analyzed in chapters 4 and 7 of Geo-Mexico: the geography and dynamics of modern Mexico. Buy your copy today, so you have a handy reference guide available whenever you need it.