Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Is a new hurricane coming to Mexico? Conagua Monitors Pacific Low Pressure Zone

A possible new storm will form off the coast of Mexico. This Tuesday night, the National Water Commission reported that a Low Pressure Zone in the Pacific Ocean has greatly increased the chances of becoming a tropical storm, so they report “continued watch” for this phenomenon.

Where is the possible hurricane located near Mexico?

Information from the National Meteorological Service, an entity that relies on Conagua and is responsible for monitoring all this type of natural phenomenon, published a message on social networks detailing that the Low Pressure Zone is 2,360 kilometers southwest of Los Cape. Baja California Sur.

“This Low Pressure Zone, associated with a tropical wave, increases the probability of cyclonic development to 50% in 48 hours and to 70% in 7 days,” SMN explained.

What is a Low Pressure Zone and how is it connected to a hurricane?

It is important that you know that the Low Pressure Zone is the beginning of a possible tropical storm. It is classified into three types according to the speed of their maximum wind; The first is called a tropical depression, when its wind is less than 63 km/h; The second is a tropical storm, which includes winds between 63 km/h and 118 km/h and the third category is typhoon, which shows winds with a speed of more than 118 km/h.

When it becomes a hurricane, the Saffir-Simpson Scale establishes the category of the event according to its sustained wind speed, from indices from 1 to 5, where the fifth is the strongest, which is unnecessary, meaning that it can be done. can be the most damaging.

How and where to follow the path of a storm at the moment?

  • Zoom Earth: In this special portal you will find a live hurricane tracker that determines the exact position of weather events and their path. It also provides forecasts of the evolution of the phenomena around the size, displacement, pressure and winds caused by the storms. You can visit the portal at this link.
  • CONAGUA Climate: Offers an animated view of advancing hurricanes and tropical storms using information endorsed by the Mexican National Meteorological Service. The statements and preventive measures issued by the authorities are also updated, as well as a series of satellite images of the progress of these phenomena. To visit it click here.
  • Google SOS Alerts: The service is available and installed by default for users with a Google account. SOS alerts offer a detailed information card about various natural phenomena that may endanger the well-being of the population. The information sheet will automatically appear on the smartphone screen when the user is near the affected area.
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