Tropical Depression Three-E formed south of Chiapas; could become Storm “Celia”

While “blah” advance as category 1 hurricane near the coast of the Mexican Pacificthe National Water Commission (With water) reported that this Thursday afternoon the Tropical Depression Three-E south-southeast of Chiapas, in combination with two low pressure channels.

At 7:00 p.m., through a statement, the agency detailed the meteorological phenomenon is approximately 350 kilometers (km) south-southeast of Puerto San José, in Guatemala, and 470 km south-southeast of the mouth of the Suchiate River, border between Mexico and the Central American country.

Have maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (km/h), gusts of 75 km/h and displacement to the north at 4 km/h.

This system is expected to rapidly intensify and lead to tropical Storm Celia, south of El Salvador.

Citizens protect themselves from the rain under umbrellas in the municipality of Tuxtla Chico, in the state of Chiapas (Photo: Reuters)

Due to its cloud bands, in the next few hours it is forecast very heavy rain (from 50 to 75 millimeters [mm]) to intense (from 75 to 150 mm) for Chiapas, very strong in Oaxaca and Tabasco, and heavy rains (from 25 to 50 mm) in Campeche, Puebla, Quintana Roo, Veracruz and Yucatán.

Also, the SMN maintains surveillance of a low pressure zone over the Caribbean Sea, with a 10 percent chance of developing a tropical cyclone in the 48-hour forecast. It is located 510 km east-southeast of Chetumal, Quintana Roo, moving slowly to the west-northwest.

In turn, it was announced that in the next few hours Hurricane Blas, which is located approximately 350 km south-southwest of Manzanillo, will cause intense rains in the states of Colima, Jalisco and Michoacánas well as very strong in Guerrero and Nayarit.

Image of the cloudy sky on a beach in Manzanillo, Colima, before the proximity of Blas (Photo: Twitter/berthareynoso)
Image of the cloudy sky on a beach in Manzanillo, Colima, before the proximity of Blas (Photo: Twitter/berthareynoso)

Its wind gusts range from 70 to 80 km/h and waves of 3 to 4 meters (m) in height on the coasts of the three entities.

The rainfall generated by these systems could increase the level of rivers and streams, and cause overflows and floods, for which the population is urged to heed the warnings of the National Meteorological Service (SMN) and follow the indications of the state, municipal authorities and Civil Protection.

Blas arrives after Agathethe first cyclone of the 2022 Pacific season, which hit on May 30 as category 2 hurricane on the coast of the state of oaxacaone of the poorest areas of the country, where it caused nine deaths and several disappeared, especially on the beaches of Zipolite and Mazunte

In mid-May, the Mexican authorities reported that they anticipate the formation of up to 40 named cyclones by 2022, which they described as an “active season”, and predicted that of the total number of tropical cyclones generated, both in the Atlantic and in the Peaceful, at least five hit the country.

This is how the facade of one of the most luxurious hotels in Zipolite, in Oaxaca, was left after the impact of Agatha (photo: special)
This is how the facade of one of the most luxurious hotels in Zipolite, in Oaxaca, was left after the impact of Agatha (photo: special)

On May 17, Martínez Santoyo, general director of the National Water Commission (Conagua), remarked that although rains and cyclones can cause damage, they also make life possible because we allow water to be captured to minimize the effects of droughtas well as for human consumption and agricultural and industrial activities.

“It is in the rainy season, when the arid or semi-arid zones have the opportunity to recharge the level of their dams and their aquifers, as well as to favor the development of rainfed crops”

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