Published On: Thu, Sep 14th, 2017

Tropical storm Max is now category 1 hurricane on Mexico’s Pacific coast

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In an unprecedented meteorological event, tropical storm Max turns into category 1 hurricane in a matter of 6 hours.

Tropical storm Max intensified during the early morning hours of Thursday, September 14, and has become a category 1 hurricane.

It is currently located  85 km to the southeast of Acapulco, Guerrero, with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h, according to the Mexican National Meteorological Service (SMN).

As reported by the National Water Commission, the hurricane is expected to affect the coast of Guerrero, from Punta Maldonado to Zihuatanejo.

Tropical Storm Max is now category 1 hurricane (Image: El Universal)

The phenomenon is causing heavy rainfalls with the possibility of intense storms (150 to 250 mm) along the coast of Guerrero; storms throughout the east coast of Michoacan (75 to 150 mm); and heavy rainfalls in the center and south of the state of Colima, and the coasts of Oaxaca (50 to 75 mm).

According to information from the NASA-NOAA, the hurricane appears to have two “tails”, which are two bands of thunderstorms “feeding into the low level center” of the hurricane.

The general population is advised to take precautions and be alert to the instructions of Civil Protection in each state.

Source: El Universal

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