View from a car's windshield during a rainy evening with blurred raindrops, vehicles ahead, and overcast skies.

Torrential Rain Paralyzes Cancún in Flood Chaos

Cancún, a popular vacation destination in the northern part of the state, experienced severe rainfall due to a series of weather disturbances that have been impacting the Yucatán peninsula for several days. Almost all streets in the municipality of Benito Juárez, including Cancún, are flooded or filled with large puddles. Certain avenues such as Tankah and the area around Market 28, along with Donceles, are impassable. Some brave drivers are attempting to navigate through avenues like Yaxchilán and Bonampak, but not all are successful. Numerous private schools have chosen to cancel classes, advising their communities to only attend if it is safe to do so.

The National Weather Service predicts that the Yucatán Peninsula will continue to experience mostly overcast skies, along with intense sporadic rainfall in Campeche, Yucatán, and Quintana Roo. These rains may be accompanied by thunderstorms and potential hail, leading to further puddles and floods, and increasing river and stream levels. Morning temperatures are expected to be moderate, warming up in the afternoon. Wind gusts of 50 to 70 km/h and possible water spouts are forecasted along the coasts of Yucatán and Quintana Roo. The coasts of Campeche may experience gusts of 40 to 60 km/h and potential water spouts, along with waves reaching 1 to 3 meters high along the region's coasts.