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Latest Update about Cancun SEAWEED Conditions 2022

Keep up-to-date with the most recent information on the Cancun seaweed conditions and the seasonal sargassum forecast report in the Riviera Maya and the Mexican Caribbean.


Sargassum Season is over, according to the Cancun Sun newspaper.


The sargassum season in the Mexican Caribbean is over, so the beaches are now free of this undesirable macroalgae. This was assured by the director of the Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone (Zofemat), María de Lourdes Várguez Ocampo, who pointed out that the season officially ends in the last days of September, so now the amount of sargassum that will be arriving on the beaches will be minimal or null. Zofemat workers will continue with their work of cleaning the beaches while the Secretary of the Navy will withdraw.


Meanwhile, only five of the 80 beaches in the state of Quintana Roo's northern zone that are monitored have "abundant sargassum," "moderate sargassum," or both, and 60 of them are popular tourist destinations. As a result, it is anticipated that the monitoring for the Cancun seaweed season will be finished in the following 15 days.


The Sargassum Monitoring Network reports that for a little over three weeks they have observed "a very significant decrease in the amount of sargassum arriving in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, which is due to the change in the predominant oceanographic and climatological conditions, primarily due to the autumn changes in the marine currents" on their map and seaweed semaphore in the northern zone of Quintana Roo.


The non-governmental organization stated that these weather conditions drive seaweed away from the beaches of the state of Quintana Roo and also affect the change in direction and intensity. "Due to these combined environmental parameters and as the fall season in the northern hemisphere enters, we will have less and less sargassum on our beaches."



Map data: INEGI

Seaweed could only be found on the central beach of Holbox Island, at Coral Beach Anchorage, or the second viewpoint of Punta Nizuc, according to a more current satellite picture analysis.


There is a moderate to the abundant presence in the southeast region of Cozumel Island, the Riviera Cancun area, Bahia Petempich, Petempich, to the north of the municipality of Puerto Morelos, Morelos, and the south of the Cancun beach area.


The sargassum semaphore is green, indicating a very low sargassum concentration, from Tulum Arco Maya to Punta Brava; the only beach along the route, route, is Puerto Morelos center.


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