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Tropical storm Blas forms off the coast of Guerrero, Mexico


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Tropical storm Blas, the second named cyclone of the Pacific season, formed this Tuesday 400 kilometers from the Mexican state of Warriorwarned the National Meteorological Service (SMN).


blah was created at 10:00 local time (15:00 GMT), as evolution of tropical depression Two-Ewith maximum sustained winds of 75 kilometers per hour, gusts of 95 kilometers per hour and a displacement to the north at 4 kilometers per hour, according to the SMN.

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Its center, added the agency, It was located 400 kilometers southwest of the beach in Acapulco, Guerrero.and 615 kilometers south-southeast of Manzanillo, Colima.

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According to a map shared by the agency, Blas could intensify this Wednesday to a category 1 hurricanealthough without touching land.

“It is expected to continue its trajectory parallel to the coasts of the Mexican Pacific states,” warned the service of the National Water Commission (With water).

During the next few hours, the SMN forecasts that the cloud bands of Blas will cause “torrential rains”, from 150 to 250 millimeters, in Guerrero and Oaxaca.

He also predicted “very heavy” rains, from 50 to 75 millimeters, in Colima and Michoacán, and a greater probability of “heavy” rains in the center of the country.

Likewise, the agency warned of winds with gusts of 50 to 60 kilometers per hour and waves of 1 to 3 meters high on the coasts of Guerrero, Michoacán and Oaxaca.

“The rainfall generated by Blas could increase the level of rivers and streams, and cause overflows, landslides and floods in low-lying areas, for which the population is urged to heed the warnings,” the SMN warned.

And he urged maritime navigation in the vicinity “to take extreme precautions due to winds and waves off the coasts of the mentioned states.”

Blas comes after Agatha, the first cyclone of the 2022 Pacific season, which impacted on May 30 as a category 2 hurricane on the coast of the state of Oaxaca (south), one of the poorest areas of the country, where it caused 9 deaths. and several disappeared.

In mid-May, the Mexican authorities reported that they anticipate the formation of up to 40 named cyclones by 2022, which they described as an “active season”, and predicted that of the total number of tropical cyclones generated, both in the Atlantic and in the Pacific , at least 5 hit the country.


Source: Elcomercio

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