Yucatan - Isla Mujeres - Weather - Tropical Storm/Hurricane Outlook

An information source for island residents, travelers, or anyone interested in cyclonic weather development affecting the Yucatan, Caribbean, and elsewhere.


About IslaTravelers.com

Welcome to IslaTravelers.com. My name is Bob Crabb, owner, developer, and guilty party to putting this site on the internet.

After visiting Isla Mujeres several times from 2002 to 2004, and having been connected with other frequent visitors via an internet message board, I started this site on somewhat of a whim on August 11, 2005. My reason for starting the site was so that I could have a venue for posting some stories that I had written about travel to Isla Mujeres and other islands, and because I wanted to open an internet forum for others with similar travel interests. Although at the time, there were two other web sites with message boards dedicated to fans of the island, I didn't like either of them, so I felt that the only way I would have a cyber spot to hang out that was to my liking would be to start my own.

As a testament to the old adage of "be careful what you wish for", I had no idea what was in store for me in taking on the task of managing an online forum. The forum grew to a membership of over 1700 registered users. As is typical of message boards, there was a core group of regulars, in this case about 150 who were regular posters. I liked maintaining the board for a long time. I enjoyed the technical challenge of developing and implementing new features, and I usually enjoyed the camaraderie of the board. I got really burned out on the experience, however. One can never predict when something comes up that needs to be handled, whether it is a technical issue, a user needing tech support (usually just needing an education in how things work), a spammer, a troublemaker, a scammer, or just a pissing match between members. Most of the time, these things would pop into my life at a time when I really didn't need or want any disturbances. I finally just got fed up with it all, and in March of 2010, I deleted the entire site from the internet.

At that time, most of the static content had gotten stale. The island had changed, and my wife and I no longer had any desire to travel there. The only part of the site that I regretted destroying was the Storm News page. The information on that page was very similar to what you see on the site today, with RSS feeds from the National Hurricane Center, that will give you an instant picture of Atlantic/Caribbean/Gulf storm activity. I re-wrote some of the functions, and put a new face on the site. So, this is what it is today. IslaTravelers.com is a resource for travelers to and residents of Isla Mujeres and the Yucatan to find a wealth of current and pertinent weather information in one place.


IslaTravelers.com Advertising Policy

Advertising that you will see on this site:

There is none.

How do I advertise on IslaTravelers.com?

You don't.

What happened to the ads that used to be on this site?

I used to have AdSense ads on here, but I kept seeing ads for businesses that I would never support, like big condo developments on Isla Mujeres, dolphin swim businesses, big AI resorts in Cancun, and advertisements from assholes who will do anything for a buck, and therefore promote the condos, dolphinariums, and AI resorts. Those ads are long gone.

I also had some affiliate ads on the site, but I got tired of looking at that garbage, and I figured that everyone else was probably tired of it too. Those ads are also gone.


Current Tropical Activity

Date & Time

Fri, 10/21/2016, 9:47 CDT
Fri, 10/21/2016, 14:47 GMT

Isla Mujeres Weather

Current Weather Conditions In Isla Mujeres, QR, Mexico
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:47:09 UTC

Mostly Cloudy, and 79 ° F. For more details?

Select one of the National Hurricane Center or Wunderground.com Feeds

NHC Atlantic Outlook
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:35:13 GMT

Atlantic 2-Day Graphical Outlook Image
Atlantic 5-Day Graphical Outlook Image


800 AM EDT FRI OCT 21 2016

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

1. An area of low pressure centered about 450 miles south-southeast of
Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, is moving northward. The thunderstorm
activity is very limited and the chances for this system to become a
subtropical or tropical cyclone are diminishing. This low is
expected to merge with a large frontal system tonight or early
* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...40 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent

Forecaster Avila

NHC Eastern North Pacific Outlook
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:49:58 GMT

Eastern North Pacific 2-Day Graphical Outlook Image
Eastern North Pacific 5-Day Graphical Outlook Image


500 AM PDT FRI OCT 21 2016

For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude:

1. Showers and thunderstorms associated with a small low pressure area
centered about 750 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of the
Baja California peninsula have become less organized since
yesterday. The low still has a chance to become a tropical
depression during the next day or so before upper-level winds become
too strong for formation. This system is expected to drift
northward or northwestward over the next several days.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...40 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent

2. Disorganized cloudiness and showers located a few hundred miles
south-southwest of the Gulf of Tehuantepec are associated with a
broad area of low pressure. Environmental conditions are forecast
to become more favorable for gradual development of this disturbance
over the weekend, and a tropical depression could form early
next week while the system moves toward the west-northwest at about
10 to 15 mph.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...30 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...60 percent

Forecaster Blake

Link to the National Hurricane Center website.