The Mexican states of Jalisco, Nayarit, Colima, Sinaloa, Durango and Guerrero feel the effects of Hurricane Orlene, which became category 3

Hurricane Orlene, category 3, keeps the Mexican states of Jalisco, Nayarit, Colima, Guerrero, Sinaloa and Durango on high alert.

It was around 1:00 a.m. this Sunday, October 2, Central Mexico time, that Orlene went from category 2 to 3 and then, after 4:00 a.m., it took on more force and went up to 4 .

However, the hurricane lost intensity during its advance to return to category 3, reported the National Meteorological Service of Mexico.

The center of hurricane “Orlene” is located off the coast of Jalisco and its cloud bands will produce heavy rains to “torrential punctual in the west of the country,” said the National Water Commission (CONAGUA).

“170 km southwest of Cabo Corrientes and 175 km west-southwest of Playa Pérula, both locations in the state of Jalisco,” CONAGUA said.

The phenomenon now has maximum sustained winds of 215 kilometers per hour, gusts of 240 kilometers per hour and displacement to the north at 11 kilometers per hour.

For its part, the National Coordination of Civil Protection alerted the population of high waves of 3 to 5 meters in height on the coasts of Jalisco and Nayarit, and from 1 to 3 meters in Colima and Sinaloa.

Orlene would make landfall next Tuesday in southern Sinaloa, although already as category 1, according to a graph from the meteorological agency, which depends on the National Water Commission (Conagua).

The Mexican authorities call on the population to take extreme precautions and heed the recommendations issued by the authorities of the National Civil Protection System in each entity.

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