The tropical storm Tara was formed this morning in the Pacific off the coast of the states of Colima and Michoacán, reported today the National Meteorological Service (SMN) of Mexico.
At 0700 local time (12.00 GMT), the phenomenon was 120 kilometers southwest of Punta San Telmo, Michoacán, and 165 kilometers south of Manzanillo, Colima, the SMN noted in its most recent bulletin.
It travels 4 kilometers per hour to the west-northwest with maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 85 kilometers per hour, he said.
"Its circulation favors the abundant inflow of moisture to the states of the west, south and center of the country," said the Meteorological.
The agency predicted intense storms for the states of Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas and Chiapas, as well as very strong storms for San Luis Potosi, Querétaro, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacán, Oaxaca, Puebla and Veracruz.
The SMN recommended extreme precautions to the population in general, as well as maritime navigation, in the areas of the states mentioned by rain, wind and waves.
In addition, it requested to comply with the recommendations issued by the authorities of the National Civil Protection System in each entity.