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, 8/26/2016, 21:51 CDT
Sat, 8/27/2016, 02:51 GMT

Isla Mujeres Weather

Current Weather Conditions In Isla Mujeres, QR, Mexico
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 02:51:27 UTC

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

Active Storms - Current Atlantic and Eastern Pacific Cyclone Formations

Atlantic - Caribbean - Gulf of Mexico Tropical Storm GASTON (AL072016)

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

NHC Atlantic Outlook
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 23:38:59 GMT

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


800 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 2016

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

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical
Storm Gaston, located about 1000 miles east-southeast of Bermuda.

1. Shower activity associated with a weak area of low pressure located
in the central Bahamas has increased during the past several hours
but it remains disorganized. Upper-level winds are not favorable
for significant development during the next day or so while the
system moves west-northwestward at about 10 mph. Environmental
conditions could become a little more conducive for some development
when the system reaches the eastern Gulf of Mexico early next week.

Heavy rains, with the potential to cause flash floods and mud
slides, are likely to continue over Hispaniola tonight and Saturday.
This activity is expected to spread over eastern and central Cuba
through the weekend. Gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall are
likely over portions of the Bahamas, and will spread into parts of
southern Florida and the Florida Keys over the weekend. Interests
elsewhere in Florida and the eastern Gulf of Mexico should continue
to monitor the progress of this disturbance.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...50 percent

2. Disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity located over the
north-central Gulf of Mexico is associated with a weak trough of
low pressure. Conditions are not expected to be favorable for
development before it reaches the coast of Texas over the weekend.
This disturbance could produce heavy rainfall along the Gulf Coast
from Louisiana to southeastern Texas during the next couple of days.
For additional information, please see products from your local
National Weather Service office.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent

3. An area of disturbed weather, associated with a broad area of low
pressure, has formed a couple of hundred miles south of Bermuda.
Little motion is anticipated during the next two days, and a
slow westward heading should begin thereafter. Development of
this system, if any, is likely to be slow to occur due to this
system's proximity to dry air.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent

Forecaster Avila

NHC Eastern North Pacific Outlook
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 23:45:44 GMT

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


500 PM PDT FRI AUG 26 2016

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

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical
Storm Lester, located several hundred miles southwest of the
southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula and on newly formed
Tropical Depression Fourteen-E, located about 1300 miles
east-southeast of Hawaii.

1. A large area of disturbed weather has formed several hundred miles
south of the southwestern coast of Mexico. Environmental conditions
are expected to be somewhat conducive for gradual development after
the weekend while the system moves west-northwestward at 10 to 15
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent

Public Advisories on Fourteen-E are issued under WMO header
WTPZ34 KNHC and under AWIPS header MIATCPEP4.
Forecast/Advisories on Fourteen-E are issued under WMO header
WTPZ24 KNHC and under AWIPS header MIATCMEP4.

Forecaster Blake

Link to the National Hurricane Center website.