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Cancun – Riviera Maya finish another hurricane season without any storms

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The state of Quintana Roo has finished the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season for the second consecutive year without one storm. It is the second year in a row that the state, from Holbox to Mahahual, has gone without so much as one system making landfall.

Aside from a few downpours, most of which have been recent and due to U.S. cold fronts, the Cancun-Riviera Maya region has not seen anything more than a few soaked days and soggy streets during the entire hurricane season.

Cancun saw several heavy rainfalls in November due to the arrival of U.S. cold fronts. Photo: Ayto Benito Juárez November 26, 2023

The closest the Cancun-Riviera Maya region came to any sort of storm was in August when a low pressure system off Honduras succeed in developing into a named storm, Idalia.

The additional strength the system gained soaked the coast of Quintana Roo as it made its way north on the other side of Cozumel. Idalia eventually made landfall in Florida as a Category 4 hurricane.

Low lying residential areas were hit hardest during the heavy rains.
Photo: Ayto Benito Juárez November 26, 2023

The 2023 Atlantic season consisted of 19 named storms. The season began June 1 and officially ended November 30, dates that are adopted by convention which historically describe the period when most tropical cyclogenesis occur in the Atlantic.

The 2023 Atlantic hurricane season consisted of 19 named storms, none of which hit the Cancun or Riviera Maya regions.

In Cancun, Civil Protection head Antonio Riveroll said that even though the official stormy season is over, the agency will continue with monitoring for several more weeks due to the possibility of continued heavy rains with the arrival of U.S. cold fronts.