Willa evolves to category 2 hurricane off the coast of western Mexico

Willa evolves to category 2 hurricane off the coast of western Mexico

Cyclone Willa evolved today to category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale in Pacific waters, near the coasts of the Mexican state of Jalisco, reported the National Meteorological Service (SMN).

With sustained winds of 155 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 195 kilometers per hour, Willa is located 365 kilometers south-southwest of Playa Perula and 435 kilometers from Cabo Corrientes, both in Jalisco, western Mexico.

The Meteorological said in its report of 10.00 hours (15.00 GMT), that Willa moves to 15 kilometers per hour heading northwest, so decided to declare under surveillance the area that includes from Playa Perula to Mazatlan, state from Sinaloa.

Willa will cause strong and very strong storms between 50 and 75 millimeters (mm) in the states of Sinaloa, Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima and Michoacán, as well as showers of 25 to 50 mm in Baja California Sur and Durango.

The SMN forecasts predict that Willa may intensify to a Category 3 hurricane before it begins to degrade.

The cyclone will make landfall in three or four days on the Sinaloa coast and as it degrades it will continue through the states of Durango, Chihuahua and Nuevo León as it degrades, the SMN said.

Tropical Storm Vicente, a cyclone that formed in the Pacific a day before Willa, is located this Sunday 150 kilometers south-southwest of Puerto Angel and 160 kilometers south-southwest of Puerto Escondido, both communities of the southern state of Oaxaca

Vicente has sustained winds of 85 kilometers per hour with gusts of 100 kilometers per hour and moves towards the southwest west at a speed of 15 kilometers per hour.

To its displacement parallel to the coasts, Vicente will cause rainfall greater than 250 mm in the state of Oaxaca and 75 to 150 mm in the state of Guerrero.


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