- Tropical Storm Kevin has gained force in the Pacific Ocean.
- Experts say it will likely become a hurricane.
- It does not pose any threat to the coasts near the Pacific.
Tropical Storm Kevin is currently gaining force in the Pacific Ocean. According to experts, it is expected that in the next few days it will go from a tropical storm to a hurricane, but it doesn’t pose any threat to the nearby coasts, so heavy rains are expected in the surrounding areas.
It is expected to become a hurricane on Monday, meanwhile the heavy rains will continue to fall over the Mexican country, since tropical storm Kevin, in the last hours has gained a lot of force, although of course, for now it is far from all coasts, as mentioned by meteorologists, who are keeping an eye on the storm.
Tropical storm Kevin México: Gaining strength
According to the news agency EFE News, Tropical Storm Kevin is gaining strength in the Pacific Ocean on Sunday and is likely to become a hurricane, although for now it is far from all coast, meteorologists reported. For this reason, in the next few hours very strong punctual rains are forecast.
That is why the population of Mexico is asked to take extreme precautions since heavy rains and even hail are expected in certain entities of the country, in addition to the fact that in the areas near the Pacific there will be strong waves, so it is requested that do not visit the coastal areas of the country in times of cyclones or hurricanes, for your safety.
Tropical Storm Kevin Mexico: Winds of 95 kilometers per hour
The storm carried maximum sustained winds of 95 kilometers per hour (60 miles per hour) and was located 795 kilometers (495 miles) south of the lowest point of Baja California, indicated the National Hurricane Center of the United States. For this reason, it is expected that in the next few hours it will gain greater strength.
For what has been taken as prevention to the population, indicate that in the next few hours it could become a hurricane, although meteorologists have indicated that it is not expected to be dangerous, since it is kept away from the nearest coasts and not It must cause more than heavy rains, intense heat in certain states of the country and hailstorms.
Tropical storm Kevin México: Affects Colima and Jalisco
Tropical storm Kevin continues to gain strength and is located southwest of the coasts of Jalisco and Colima, in the Mexican Pacific, so it could become a hurricane in the next few days, the National Meteorological Service (SMN) reported this Sunday. So you will be observing the changes you have, in order to prevent the inhabitants.
Also, winds with gusts of 60 to 70 kilometers per hour (km / h) and waves of 1 to 2 meters (m) are estimated on the coasts of Colima, Jalisco and Michoacán, which has had the authorities concerned since these two entities will suffer the most during Kevin’s entry, which is gaining more strength as he approaches.
Tropical storm Kevin Mexico: The SMN statement
In a statement, the agency said that the meteorological phenomenon reinforces the probability of heavy to very heavy rains in various western states of the country. Therefore, they pointed out which entities would be the most affected by the expected heavy rains and also which ones would be the least affected.
According to said statement, in Chiapas, Chihuahua, Colima, State of Mexico, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán, Oaxaca and Sonora; They wait heavy rains, while in towns of Mexico City, Durango, Guanajuato, Morelos, Nayarit, Puebla, Sinaloa and
Veracruz; what there will be are intervals of showers. In Aguascalientes, Baja California Sur, Hidalgo, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala and Zacatecas, and isolated rains in Baja California, Campeche, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Quintana Roo and Yucatán.
Tropical storm Kevin Mexico: Where was it located?
As EFE News has pointed out, at 10:00 local time (15:00 GMT) Kevin was located 585 kilometers southwest of Playa Perúla, Jalisco and 795 kilometers south-southwest of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, with maximum sustained winds of 95 km / h, gusts of 110 km / h and displacement to the west at 13 km / h. Its circulation reinforces the probability of rains in the west of the country.
So it will be a couple of rainy days in those states of Mexico, where it is expected that it will not stop raining very early and that the beaches in the area will be without access due to a possible hurricane, so precautions must be taken given the strength with which Tropical Storm Kevin remains.
Goes at 13 miles per hour
As the media has mentioned, the phenomenon is moving west at 13 kilometers per hour with sustained winds of 95 kilometers per hour and gusts of 110 kilometers per hour; Therefore, it is expected that in the next few hours it will increase its strength and that the states near the Pacific of the country will be the most affected by the rainy weather that will be installed.
In addition, it should be noted that tropical storm Kevin, which is located southwest of the coasts of Colima and Jalisco, as well as Tropical Wave Number 19 that will cross the southeast of Mexico, in combination with a low pressure channel extended over the east. of the country, will be the cause of heavy rains, increased temperatures in certain states and hailstorms that are expected for the following days.
It will become a hurricane
According to information from EFE News, it is expected that on Monday afternoon it will become a category 1 hurricane, although it will stay away from the Mexican coasts, so the corresponding Mexican authorities have only made a wake-up call to the residents, mentioning the weather forecast, in addition to attending to the indications that are given in the coming days.
So it is expected that for this Sunday again there are storms / rains from Sonora to Jalisco, along the south, center-east and the Yucatan peninsula; The residents of these areas are certainly concerned, since in recent weeks, the outlook for Jalisco was not encouraging due to the heavy rains that caused serious flooding in the municipalities of the state.
The authorities make a call
The agency asked the population to take extreme precautions in the states where the rains are forecast, since there will also be wind and waves and requested to comply with the measures issued by the civil protection authorities. As in previous years, remember that you must have your emergency backpack at hand, in case you must evacuate at any time.
In fact, it was mentioned that in most of the mentioned entities they could be accompanied by electrical storms, as well as possible hail fall in Chihuahua, Mexico City, Durango, State of Mexico, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca , Sinaloa and Sonora.
It is part of the storm and cyclone season
With information from the news agency, it is known that the 2021 rainy and tropical cyclone season in the Pacific officially began on May 15 and is estimated to end in November, so the appearance of cyclones, tropical storms and hurricanes is an already normal situation in Mexico, where the government issues alerts to warn the population.
So far this year, cyclones Andrés, Blanca, Carlos, Dolores, Enrique and Felicia have formed in the Pacific. Of which, only one of them was considered the most intense of this beginning of the rainy and cyclone season, due to the consequences and damage that it entailed.
Past cyclones left dead
As mentioned, only one of them was the most intense of the season, which was named Dolores, which made landfall on June 19 and impacted especially in the states of Colima and Michoacán and left three dead due to electrical storms. In addition, there were floods and damage to houses in the area.
While up to five cyclones have been registered in the Atlantic; Ana, Bill, Claudette, Danny and Elsa. According to the media, the arrival of these cyclones has not been recorded as dangerous or intense, remaining within a normal range, only with heavy rains recorded, but even so, a large amount of damage was not recorded.
The information offered by the SMN
According to the National Water Commission (Conagua), on which the SMN, 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, so the population should take their precautions and follow the indications from the authorities.
In addition, in the special bulletin of the SMN, they have mentioned that the population is exhorted to stay informed about the conditions
through the agency’s internet pages, so that they are kept informed about the weather forecasts that arise in the country.
With information from EFE News.
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