Tropical storms Willa and Vicente, will cause torrential rains in eight Mexican states and high waves on the Pacific coast in the coming days, the Mexican National Meteorological Service (SMN) reported today.
In some areas of Veracruz there will be occasional storms greater than 250 millimeters (mm); in regions of Oaxaca and Chiapas, the rains will be torrential; intense in Guerrero and strong in localities of Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima and Michoacán, said the SMN.
The meteorological confirmed in its report of 16.00 local time (21.00 GMT) that Vicente is located 215 kilometers west of Tapachula (Chiapas) and 200 kilometers south-southeast of Salina Cruz (Oaxaca.
With winds of 85 kilometers per hour and gusts of 100 kilometers per hour, Vicente moves westward at an average speed of 15 kilometers per hour, he said.
Storm Willa was located at the same time 450 kilometers south-southwest of Manzanillo (Colima) and 485 kilometers south of Playa Pérula (Jalisco) with maximum winds 95 and gusts of 110 kilometers per hour.
The SMN warned of possible mudslides, landslides, river overflows, and damages to roads caused by recent rains, and asked the population to take precautions.
Wilma's forecast points to a category 3 hurricane potential on the Saffir-Simpson scale in the Pacific Ocean, before heading as category 1 to the coasts of the Mexican state of Sinaloa, which could impact from October 24.
Vicente will advance as a storm parallel to the Mexican coasts of the Pacific until it degrades to depression off the coast of Michoacán.