- Title: Tropical Storm Franklin weakens over Yucatan, could regain strength: NHC
- Date: 8th August 2017
- Summary: MAJAHUAL, QUINTANA ROO STATE, MEXICO (AUGUST 8, 2017) (REUTERS) DARK CLOUDS OVER BEACH / PALM TREE DARK CLOUDS / PALM TREE GENERAL VIEW OF SEA, DARK CLOUDS LOOMING OVERHEAD GENERAL VIEW OF LOCALS SEEN IN BEACH TOWN RESIDENTS WALKING NEXT TO PUDDLE IN BEACH TOWN BOATS DOCKED ON BEACH POLICE VEHICLE IN STREET SEA PUDDLE / SEA IN BACKGROUND GENERAL VIEW OF SEA / BEACH RESIDENT COLLECTING KELP FROM BEACH RESIDENTS WALKING ON BEACH (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) SWISS TOURIST, KATY, SAYING: "We were at the hotel and we were calm but we could hear a lot of noise and rain." RAIN FALLING ON BEACH LAMP SHADES MOVING WITH WIND LOUNGE CHAIRS SEEN NEXT TO BEACH MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (AUGUST 8, 2017) (REUTERS) GENERAL VIEW OF NEWS CONFERENCE WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) COORDINATOR OF THE NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE, ALBERTO HERNANDEZ UNSON, SAYING: "The storm will be arriving to the Gulf of Mexico tonight and as it gradually advances, we'll have a region with quite warm temperatures on the surface in the Gulf of Mexico. We'll update the information every three hours and if possible, every hour, as it hits a second time and advances, when it gets into the Gulf of Mexico, which could be during the first hours of Thursday (August 10), as it touches land for the second time." MAJAHUAL, QUINTANA ROO STATE, MEXICO (AUGUST 8, 2017) (REUTERS) LOCALS SEEN ON PIER LOOKING AS DARK CLOUDS LINGER IN DISTANCE
- Embargoed: 22nd August 2017 20:56
- Keywords: Tropical Storm Franklin Yacatan Penninsula storm National Hurricane Center storm weakens in strength disaster Mexico
- Location: MAJAHUAL, QUINTANA ROO STATE + MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- City: MAJAHUAL, QUINTANA ROO STATE + MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- Country: Mexico
- Topics: Environment,Weather
- Reuters ID: LVA0016TARY9V
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Tropical Storm Franklin was weakening on Tuesday (August 8) over the Yucatan Peninsula, but it could regain strength once it passes over the southern Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. National Hurricane Centre said.
The storm was located about 40 miles (65 km) east of Campeche, Mexico and was packing maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 km/h), the NHC said.
Franklin is forecast to begin strengthening again on Tuesday night and Wednesday as it moves over the Bay of Campeche, the weather forecaster added.
The storm made landfall late on Monday (August 7) in a sparsely populated area of Quintana Roo state south of the beach resorts of the Riviera Maya, according to Mexico's interior ministry.
The Riviera Maya refers to a Caribbean coastal area that encompasses such cities as Cancun. A hurricane watch is in effect for Mexico's Gulf of Mexico coast state of Veracruz.
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