The tropical storm Kevin continues to advance through the Pacific Ocean and forecasts indicate that it will get stronger in the coming days.
The National Meteorological Service (SMN) reported that the center of the system was located early this Sunday, August 8 565 kilometers south of Playa Pérula, Jalisco state, and 585 kilometers south of Manzanillo, in Colima.
As explained by the agency, the cyclone will not make landfall in Mexico, but will advance through the sea a short distance from the coast of the country. Due to its proximity and its wide circulation, it will leave heavy rains in at least six western states of the Republic.
The largest accumulations are expected in Sinaloa, with registers ranging from 75.1 to 150 mm. In addition, very heavy rainfall is forecast in Jalisco and Guerrero, from 50.1 to 75 mm, and strong in Nayarit, Colima and Michoacán, de 25.1 a 50 mm.
The SMN urged the population to exercise extreme caution against possible floods and landslides, and warned that waves of up to two meters high are expected on the coasts of Jalisco, Colima and Michoacán.
At the moment Kevin records maximum sustained winds of 75 kilometers per hour and more intense gusts of up to 95 km / h. The storm will increase its intensity and this Monday will become a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
(Photo: SMN / Conagua Clima)
Kevin It will not impact on Mexican territory but will move at all times through the water, parallel to the continent.
According to the trajectory forecast of the SMN, the system will move northwest, approaching Baja California Sur. If it maintains its course, it will not touch land on the peninsula either, but the population is urged to keep abreast of the information published by state authorities.
Kevin will continue to get stronger and will hit maximum sustained winds in excess of 118 kilometers per hour on Monday, becoming a hurricane. By then, its center will be located 715 kilometers south-southwest of Cabo San Lucas, in Baja California Sur.
The system would register hurricane-force winds until the early hours of Thursday, August 12, at which point it would again degrade to a tropical storm. Throughout the week, it will continue to affect the national territory.
Kevin is the eleventh named system to form in the Pacific Ocean, after tropical storms Andrés, Blanca, Carlos, Dolores, Guillermo, Ignacio, and Jimena, and hurricanes Enrique, Felicia, and Hilda.
(Photo: EFE / Alejandro Zepeda / File)
Another phenomenon near the Mexican coast
The SMN monitors an area with cyclonic potential that is located very close to the Mexican coast.
It is a storm that presents 80% chance of becoming a tropical system within five days.
“It is located approximately 551 kilometers south of the mouth of the Suchiate River – the border between Mexico and Guatemala) – moving west-northwest and at a speed of 16 km / h,” said the climate agency.
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