Tropical depression off the coast of Guerrero could reach a category 1 hurricane

Tropical depression off the coast of Guerrero could reach a category 1 hurricane

EFE.- Tropical depression Catorce-E was formed on Wednesday afternoon off the coast of Guerrero, in the Pacific Ocean, and in the next few days a category 1 hurricane could arrive, reported the National Meteorological Service (SMN) of Mexico.

In its most recent statement, the SMN indicated at 4:00 p.m. that the cyclone formed approximately 525 kilometers south of Punta Maldonado and 580 kilometers south of Acapulco, both towns in Guerrero.

He added that the meteor registered maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (km / h), gusts of 75 km / h and displacement to the west at 13 km / h.

He also indicated that its progress “will generate winds with gusts of 60 to 70 km / h and waves of 2 to 3 meters high on the coasts of Oaxaca, and gusts of 50 to 60 km / h with waves of 1 to 2 meters high in the coasts of Guerrero ”.

The SMN pointed out that the wide circulation of the cyclone “interacts with a low pressure channel extended over western Mexico and with Tropical Wave number 24” that will cross the Yucatan Peninsula and the Mexican southeast.

These conditions will generate intense punctual rains (from 75.1 to 150 millimeters (mm)) in Chiapas, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Puebla and Veracruz, as well as very heavy rains (from 50.1 to 75 mm) in Colima, Jalisco and Michoacán.

According to forecasts, the depression will intensify to a tropical storm on Thursday and will remain so on Friday and by Saturday at noon it could rise to a category 1 hurricane.

Just on Tuesday, cyclone Marty, which formed in the Pacific from the remnants of Hurricane Grace, degraded to a tropical depression in the last hours, without any danger to Mexico.

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The torrential rains generated by Grace caused the death of eleven people last weekend, eight in the eastern state of Veracruz and three in the central state of Puebla, in addition to severe flooding and damage in Veracruz, a state that sits on the Gulf from Mexico.

Days before, it had impacted the Yucatan peninsula, where it also left floods and power failures, although without fatalities.

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So far in the Pacific, cyclones Andrés, Blanca, Carlos, Dolores, Enrique, Felicia, Guillermo, Hilda, Ignacio, Jimena, Kevin, Linda and Marty have formed.

Dolores made landfall on June 19 and had a special impact on the states of Colima and Michoacán, leaving three dead due to electrical storms.

The National Water Commission (Conagua), on which the SMN depends, predicted last May the formation of between 14 and 20 named systems in the Pacific Ocean for this season, while for the Atlantic it predicted 15 to 19 meteorological phenomena .

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