The North Eastern Pacific is the second most active hurricane basin in the world 

  1. In an average year it has 15 –16 tropical storms

9 turning into hurricanes 

5 into major hurricanes (Category 3 or greater)

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Center of storm hovering over Cabo

Date Published:
Time: 19.00

Strong winds and heavy rain continue, power down, refuges filling up, and airports close....

The storm continues. Pretty much with the same conditions and strength reported in our last update.

Winds of up to 65 mph, (with stronger gusts), heavy rainfall, threat of costal and land floods, strong rip tides and currents.

The National Hurricane Centre describes the storm as “hesitating” over Cabo - saying it has not moved much in the last couple of hours. 

Here’s what has been happening this afternoon:

Power – many neighbourhoods have either completely lost power. Or have intermittent power.

Shelters  - at last count,  1950 people had sought refuge in the 12 shelter across Los Cabos

Airports – both Cabo San Lucas and San Jose International Airports closed from 2pm today. Over 80 international flights have been cancelled. La Paz Airport closed at 6pm.

Rainfall – At 12.00 noon today San Jose had already had  233mm of rainfall. This is higher than the yearly average rainfall of 216 mm. Cabo San Lucas registered 65.7mm, rain, about a third of its annual rainfall average of 195.7 mmAnd rain will continue tonight through Friday. 

Ports - There are 823 boats sheltered in the port of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. Both ports remain closed.

Tourists – hotels are at 52% occupancy, and looking after the 20, 000 tourists that are currently visiting.  The Municipal Director of Tourism in Los Cabos said-

Accidents - So far, no accidents have been reported, But Police advise against driving unless absolutely necessary

Want to know more about stormy weather in Cabo?

Check out our hurricane timeline that details storms in Cabo over the last 20 years. Find out when and why hurricanes hit Cabo. Read some heart warming stories of how people coped through hurricane Odile. And get some great hints and tips on how to prepare for a storm...

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