(photo: Conagua)

Hurricane “Blas” downgraded to a tropical storm south of Baja California Sur

(photo: Conagua)

During the night of Friday June 17, the Hurricane “Blas” demoted to tropical storm near the Mexican Pacific coast, according to the National Meteorological Service (NMS).

But it will continue to cause rain in the states of Nayarit and Michoacan with strong gusts of wind and high waves on the coast of Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, Nayarit, Jalisco and Colima.

Its center is located 570 km west and southwest of Cabo Corrientes in the state of Jalisco and 590 km south of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur; It presents maximum sustained winds of 110 km/h and displacement towards the west-northwest at 11km per hour.

They indicated that their cloud bands maintain the conditions for very strong punctual rains in Nayarit, Jalisco and Colima, as well as strong punctual rains in the state of Michoacán.

In turn, they forecast gusts of wind of up to 50km/h and waves of 2 to 3 meters high on the coasts of Jalisco and Colima, and 30 to 40km/h with waves of 1 to 2 meters on the coasts of Baja California Sur, Sinaloa and Nayarit.

Photo: Twitter @Moreliactiva
Photo: Twitter @Moreliactiva

Similarly, according to the dependency belonging to the National Water Commission (With water), rainfall could cause landslides, rise in river levels Y streamsoverflows and floods.

It should be noted that the authorities determined that Blas will not touch Mexican lands and the storms generated caused minor damage in the state of Guerrero, according to the governor. Evelyn Salgado through their social networks last Thursday, June 16.

Blas had strengthened on Monday from a tropical storm to a category 1 hurricane. Given this, in Guerrero they suspended classes in three regions covering 21 municipalities and 234 localities to prevent the student community from attending classes in the middle of the storm.

Secondly, the Cyclon Celiawhich also became a tropical storm, maintains a trajectory towards the north-northwest at a speed of approximately 4 km per hour, sustained winds of 55 km per hour and gusts of up to 75 km per hour.

Tropical storm "Celia".  Photo: @conagua_clima
Tropical storm “Celia”. Photo: @conagua_clima

Celia will generate heavy rains in Tabasco, Chiapas and Quintana RooMeanwhile in Oaxaca, Campeche and YucatanThey will be strong.

According to the authorities, the estimated rainfall could generate an increase in water bodies such as rivers and streams, and with it the risk of landslides and floods in low-lying areas of the entities.

Similarly, it moves slowly south of the coasts of Guatemala and El Salvador.

These storms come after the first cyclone of the 2022 Pacific season, Agathe, which devastated the state of Oaxaca and wreaked havoc in Veracruz, leaving several towns without power. This impacted on May 30 as a hurricane category 2 on the southern coast of the state of Oaxaca.

In mid-May, the SMN calculated that would present approximately 40 meteorological phenomena with a direct impact on the Mexican coasts of at least 5 of these. So it is a more active season than usual.

The contemplated period of the cyclone season is from May to November, being August Y September those who highest activity recorded historically.

(With information from AFP and EFE)


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