This Thursday, Hurricane “Blas”, category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, will move parallel to the coasts of Colima and Michoacán.
Its extensive cloud bands will cause punctual torrential rains in regions of Colima, Jalisco and Michoacán; intense in areas of Guerrero; very strong in areas of Nayarit and showers in Sinaloa, as well as gusts of wind of 70 to 80 kilometers per hour (km/h) and 50 to 60 km/h with waves of 3 to 4 meters (m) in height in the coasts of Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco and Michoacán.
Likewise, a low pressure zone with a high probability for cyclonic development to the south of the coast of Chiapas, extended low pressure channels in different regions of the Mexican Republic, instability in the high atmosphere and the contribution of humidity generated by the circulation of ” Blas”, will cause intense punctual rains in Chiapas and Oaxaca; strong in Campeche, Hidalgo, Puebla, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosí, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Veracruz and Yucatán; intervals of showers in Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, State of Mexico, Guanajuato, Morelos, Querétaro, Sinaloa and Sonora, and isolated rains (0.1 to 5 mm) in Aguascalientes, Mexico City, Nuevo León, Tlaxcala and Zacatecas.
Precipitation could generate landslides, increase in the levels of rivers and streams, and overflows and floods in low-lying areas.for which the population is urged to heed the warnings of the National Meteorological Service (SMN), of the National Water Commission (Conagua), and follow the indications of the state, municipal and Civil Protection authorities.
Maritime navigation in the vicinity of the system is called to take extreme precautions due to conditions of strong winds and high waves.
Hurricane “Blas” remains in category 1
At 07:00 a.m. Central Mexico time, “Blas” remains a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale., approximately 290 kilometers (km) south-southwest of Punta San Telmo, Michoacán, and 350 km south of Manzanillo, Colima; registers maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h, gusts of 165 km/h and moves west-northwest at 13 km/h.
In the afternoon, the environment will persist from hot to very hot in the northwestern and northern states of the Mexican Republic, with maximum temperatures above 45 degrees Celsius in Baja California and Sonora; from 40 to 45 degrees in Baja California Sur, Sinaloa and Tamaulipas; from 35 to 40 degrees Celsius in Campeche, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Guerrero, Nayarit, Nuevo León and Yucatán, and from 30 to 35 degrees Celsius in Colima, Durango, Jalisco, Michoacán, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosí, Tabasco, Veracruz and Zacatecas.
There will be hailstorms for the Valley of Mexico in the afternoon
In the Valley of Mexico, it is expected that the evening environment will be warm to warm with cloudy skies, electric shocks and hailstorms in rainy areas, as well as east wind from 10 to 25 km/h with gusts of up to 45 km/h.
In Mexico City, the minimum temperature at dawn will be 13 to 15 degrees Celsius and a maximum of 23 to 25 degrees Celsius, and in Toluca, State of Mexico, a minimum of 8 to 10 degrees Celsius and a maximum of 19 to 21 degrees Celsius.