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Hurricane Nate: Is Cancun still safe to travel to?

Hurricane Nate is set to hit Cancun in the coming days.

The hurricane has already killed at least 22 people in Costa Rica, causing chaos in Central America.

It is due to turn into a category 1 hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico and could cause landslides and flash floods when it hits.

Is it still safe for Britons to travel to on holiday?

Tropical Storm Nate is forecast to bring hazardous sea and weather conditions to the states

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has warned: “Tropical Storm Nate is forecast to bring hazardous sea and weather conditions to the states of Quintana Roo and Yucatan, including the resort of Cancun, in eastern Mexico from Friday 6 October 2017.

“The local authorities recommend that all residents and tourists in the affected area remain indoors from 16:00 in Cozumel, from 18:00 in Playa del Carmen and from 20:00 in Cancun and surrounding areas.

“You should monitor the progress of approaching storms on the website of the US National Hurricane Centre and follow the advice of the local authorities, including any evacuation orders.”

The country is still suffering after the 7.1 magnitude earthquake last month which damaged a lot of the city.

The British Embassy in Mexico City is still currently closed due to the structural damage being assessed in the area, so tourists should keep any emergency contacts with them in the case of a problem. as well as make note of the number (0052) 55 1670 3200 for any assistance needed.

Britons should also make note of the number (0052) 55 1670 3200 for any assistance needed.

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Hurricane Nate is set to hit Cancun, having already claimed the lives of 22 people

Cancun is a popular holiday spot for many British tourists wanting to guarantee good weather and see beautiful beaches.

Only recently, the destination has become much expensive, with Post Office Travel Money reporting long-haul destination price increases.

America has been hit the hardest, with prices in Cancun up by 30 per cent in the last 12 months, up to £96.84 when it comes to essential food and drink amenities when travelling the region.

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Hurricane Nate: It is set to hit the popular Mexican spot Cancun later today

It’s just the latest wave of natural disasters to hit America, with Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria causing devastation, particularly in Peruto Rico.

Japan has also been hit by a huge earthquake earlier today, prompting many to question whether natural disasters are becoming more common.

Ava Mohsenin, Environmental Studies Minor at McGill University wrote on Quora: “There has indeed been an increase not in absolute numbers of hurricanes, but in the percentage of category 4 and 5 storms.

“[However] there is negligible evidence that human-caused climate change can directly be linked to the intensification of hurricanes in the last month.”

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