Hurricane Earl Reaches land in Mexico
Hurricane Earl reaches Mexico just south of Playa del Carmen. Late Wednesday afternoon, Earl was a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph), the National Hurricane Center said. It was centered about 150 miles (240 kilometers) east of Belize City and moving west at 14 mph (22 kph).
A hurricane warning was in place for Belize, parts of Mexico and islands off Honduras’ north coast.
Hurricane Earl has reached land with scattered showers and thunderstorms that will result in wet and windy conditions in Belize and the Yucatan Peninsula with winds of 65 mph. Rain is expected, sometimes heavy, until later tonight in Playa del Carmen then clearing. The next few days show some additional showers and periods of sun. National Weather Service reports the worst of the storm is further south in Mexico
A sprawling area of high pressure to the north of Earl will keep the storm moving on a general westerly path.
Hurricane Earl and Playa del Carmen: For guests staying at El Taj Ocean, Porto Playa, Magia Beachside, Maya Villa, El Taj Beach and Villas Sacbe: This Hurricane will hit further south of Playa del Carmen, but unfortunately you will have lots of rain and then it should be clear and sunny days. Please contact our front desk at the condo hotel if you need anything. We are here for you.
For those not staying on one of our properties: we sat out a Tropical Storm in June, 2015. I’d rather have sun, but we made the most of it and ate at Indigo Beach Club, Plank, and Imprveist. Went to the Martini Bar and drank wine on our balcony. It could have been worse and actually we’ve had worse vacations!