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Bonnie: Which states in Mexico are threatened by the tropical storm?

This Sunday the tropical storm Bonnie It will approach the Gulf of Tehuantepec and in interaction with a low pressure channel in the southwest of the Gulf of Mexico, they will cause intense punctual rains in the regions of Chiapas, Oaxaca and Veracruz.

According to National Weather Systemalso heavy rain forecast in areas of Guerrero and Puebla; strong in areas of Campeche and Tabasco, as well as gusts of wind of 60 to 70 kilometers per hour (km/h) and waves of 1 to 3 meters (m) in height on the coasts of Chiapas and Oaxaca, including the Gulf of Tehuantepec.

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At 07:00 Central Time Mexicothe tropical storm Bonnie it was located approximately 240 kilometers (km) south-southwest of Puerto San José, Guatemala, and 320 km south-southeast of the mouth of the Suchiate River, border between Mexico and Guatemala.

It registered maximum sustained winds of 95 km/h, gusts of 110 km/h and displacement towards the west at 26 km/h. According to forecast models, in the next few days Bonnie will move parallel to the Mexican Pacific coast while gradually intensifying.

Rain in the rest of the country

Likewise, it heavy rain forecast in regions of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Jalisco and Sonora; strong in areas of Colima, Durango, southwest of the State of Mexico, Michoacán, Nayarit, Sinaloa and Zacatecas; showers in Aguascalientes, Mexico City, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Morelos, Nuevo León, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas and Yucatán, and isolated rains in Baja California Sur, Querétaro and Tlaxcala.

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The rainfall will be accompanied by electric shocks and strong gusts of wind, that could generate landslides, increase in the levels of rivers and streams, and overflows and floods in low-lying areasmainly in Chiapas and Oaxaca, for which the population is urged to heed the warnings of the National Meteorological Service, the National Water Commission, and follow the indications of the state, municipal and Civil Protection authorities.

In the afternoon prevail hot to very hot evening environment in entities of the northwest, north and northeast of the country. Maximum temperatures of 40 to 45 degrees Celsius are forecast in Baja California, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Sonora and Tamaulipas; from 35 to 40 degrees Baja California Sur, Campeche, Chihuahua, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán, Morelos, Nayarit, Puebla, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, northern Veracruz and Yucatán, and from 30 to 35 degrees Celsius in Chiapas, Colima, Durango, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Tabasco and Zacatecas.

The population is recommended to take preventive measures such as avoiding prolonged exposure to solar radiation, hydrating properly, paying special attention to the chronically ill, children and the elderly, as well as following the indications of the authorities of the Health and Civil Protection sectors.

Forecast for the Valley of Mexico

In the Mexico’s valley in the afternoon there will be a warm environment with increased cloudiness during the afternoon, electrical discharges in rainy and windy areas north component from 10 to 20 km/h with gusts of up to 45 km/h.

In Mexico City, the minimum temperature is expected at dawn from 14 to 16 degrees Celsius and maximum from 25 to 27 degrees Celsius, and in Toluca, State of Mexico, minimum from 11 to 13 degrees Celsius and maximum from 22 to 24.

Source: Elcomercio

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