The US National Hurricane Center announced that Hurricane Grace has made landfall in the eastern part of the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula.
“Hurricane Grace hit the eastern part of the Yucatan Peninsula,” the center said in a statement.
It was noted that the hurricane hit the area south of Tulum, Mexico at about 9:45 UTC (12:45 Moscow time). And that the maximum wind speed reached 128.7 kilometers per hour.
The Yucatan Peninsula is located in Central America and separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Caribbean Sea. The northern part of the peninsula belongs to the political Republic of Mexico and extends into three federal states: Yucatan, Campeche, and Quintana Roo. The southern part of the peninsula belongs politically to Guatemala and Belize, and what distinguishes the Yucatan Peninsula is that it is a tropical climate area, prone to the dangers of hurricanes.