Hurricane Grace heads toward the Yucatan Peninsula
Flights are cancelled already
Hurricane Grace is moving closer to the Yucatán Peninsula.
As of the 2 p.m. advisory, the center of the storm was 295 miles east of Tulum, Mexico.
Grace was moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph.
A general westward to west-northwestward motion is expected for the next several days.
On the forecast track, Grace make landfall in the eastern Yucatan Peninsula Thursday morning, and move over the southwest Gulf of Mexico Thursday night or early Friday.
Grace has sustained winds of 75 mph with higher gusts.
Some additional strengthening is forecast before the center of Grace reaches the Yucatan Peninsula.
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico from Cancun to Punta Herrero, including Cozumel.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Cayman Islands, the Yucatan Peninsula from north of Cancun to Campeche, and the Yucatan Peninsula from south of Punta Herrero to Puerto Costa Maya.
Flights cancelled from Mexico City
Due to Hurricane Grace, Mexico City International Airport (AICM) announced the cancellation of a dozen flights to the Yucatan Peninsula.
The airport stated in a press release that the ten cancelled flights belonged to Volaris as of 2:00 p.m.
“It is predictable that more consequences will be drawn from the meteorological phenomenon and with the objective of ensuring the integrity of passengers and crews,” the AICM warned.
The following flight numbers are affected:
VOI 5718 CUN
VOI 700 CUN
VOI 718 CUN
VOI 5710 CUN
VOI 706 CUN
VOI 5719 CUN
VOI 705 CUN
VOI 711 CUN
VOI 5711 CUN
VOI 715 CUN
The airport suggested contacting the airlines for more information on flight cancellations due to the hurricane.