Tropical Storm Vicente has formed today in Pacific Ocean waters off the Mexican state of Chiapas with a forecast of a trajectory parallel to the west coast of Mexico, the National Meteorological Service (SMN) said today.
With Vicente, developed from Depression 23-E, the current hurricane season in the Mexican Pacific is already the most active since 2014, when the official forecast that predicted the formation of 18 named cyclonic systems was surpassed.
After Vance, which was formed in 2014, the letter "V" has been used again this year to name a tropical cyclone in the Pacific Ocean, said the Meteorological.
Vicente was located 180 kilometers from Tapachula, state of Chiapas, and is moving northwestward at an average speed of four kilometers per hour, the SMN explained in its most recent report.
With winds of 65 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 85 kilometers per hour, Vicente favors the potential for intense punctual storms (75 to 150 millimeters) in the Mexican states of Chiapas and Oaxaca, where extreme precautions have been requested.
The forecast of the Meteorological for Vicente points out that it will remain as a tropical storm during its trajectory parallel to the Mexican coast with a maximum approach for October 24, in the western state of Jalisco.
This year's cyclone season in the Pacific, which will last until mid-November, began on June 6 with Aletta and was followed by Bud, Carlotta, Daniel, Emilia, Fabio, Gilma, Hector, Ileana, John, Kristy, Lane, Norman, Olivia, Paul, Rosa, Sergio and Tara.