A new study suggests adapting to Libra, which measures the intensity of storms, to account for stronger hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico. In this sense, meteorological experts suggested increasing category 6 on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
The other states of the Mexican Republic are susceptible to the effects of a typhoon greater than category 5, and at Unotv.com, we will tell you what they are.
What are hypothetical Category 6 hurricanes?
The hypothetical change in the the Saffir-Simpson scale aims to limit category 5 at maximum wind speeds between 252 and 309 kilometers per hour and includes category 6 in addition to that, according to the study published in the journal PNAS.
Of those 197 tropical cyclones, the whole world has achieved category 5 between 1980 and 2021; five exceeded the hypothetical threshold, and category 6 is what the study found, according to experts
All five have occurred since 2013, including Hurricane Patricia in 2015, which hit Mexico as a category 4 hurricane, conclude the scientists conducting the study.
Mexico, one of the countries most affected by these events
Filipina, parts of Southeast Asia, and the Gulf of Mexico are regions where there is now concern about the risk of a typhoon, according to the study. These are the Mexican states that border this region:
“The biggest risk of Category 6 hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico is that they will increase even more, doubling to 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and triple to 4 °C,” said meteorology specialists.
It should be noted that this decision will be made to increase the response measures while the destructive potential of the air also increases exponentially after exceeding category 5.
This is the current Saffir-Simpson scale
storm with winds of between 119 and 154 km/h and will have little impact on infrastructure and vegetation.
Loss category 2 hurricanes They controlled winds of 154 to 178 km/h and produced flooding in coastal areas between two and four hours before the arrival of the storm, as well as serious damage to land and maritime infrastructure.
Its winds, which range from 178 to 210 km/h, can destroy structures due to waves, destroy bushes and large trees, and cause flooding for three to five hours before reaching the tropical storm.
Loss category 4 hurricanes, at 210 to 250 km/h, damage very strong structures, knock down trees, bushes, and signs, and create floods up to three meters high, three to five hours before the earthquake. storm.
Loss category 5 hurricanes They produced winds of over 250 km/h, causing total damage to buildings located up to 500 meters from the coast, as well as power supply failures.