Reuters.– Tropical storm Nora became a hurricane in Pacific waters off the western coast of Mexico on Saturday, where it is expected to cause torrential rains, the United States’ National Hurricane Center (CNH) anticipated.
The Nora center is forecast to approach Jalisco and Nayarit states on Saturday night, the CNH added.
According to projections, it will later head towards the Gulf of California on Sunday and Monday, to pass very close to tourist centers such as Los Cabos, on the Baja California peninsula.
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Nora, category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, is located 290 kilometers south of Cabo Corrientes, in the state of Jalisco, with maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour (km / h) and moving north-northwest at 17 km / h.
“Torrential rains could cause flash floods and mudslides. Some strengthening is foreseen while Nora remains offshore of the coast of Mexico ”, warned US authorities.
There is an alert in Manzanillo, in Colima state, up to San Blas, in Nayarit.
Meanwhile, the National Water Commission of Mexico (Conagua) reported Friday night that the circulation of the cyclone maintained conditions for heavy to torrential rains in Colima, Guerrero, Michoacán and Oaxaca.
Last week Grace killed eight people after hitting as a powerful Category 3 hurricane in the state of Veracruz, in the Gulf of Mexico.
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