This Tuesday afternoon, Hurricane “Otis” has intensified to category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, which may reach category 4 in the next few hours, reported the National Water Commission (Conagua).
In a statement, the climatological agency indicated that the center of the meteor was located on the coast of Guerrero, and its wide circulation caused rain in the center and south of the national territory, in addition to wind gusts and high waves on the coast of Guerrero and Oaxaca.
Likewise, it is shown that “Otis” is located 150 km southwest of Punta Maldonado and 185 km south-southeast of Acapulco, points where a hurricane prevention zone is maintained, ending in the municipality of Zihuatanejo.
Meanwhile, in Oaxaca, the surveillance zone is from Lagunas de Chacahua to Punta Maldonado, in Guerrero, and the prevention zone due to the effects of a tropical storm is from Lagunas de Chacahua, in the land of Oaxacan, to Punta Maldonado, in the land of Guerrero.
“Its wide circulation causes strong to occasional rains in Guerrero and very strong to strong in Oaxaca, reinforcing the tendency of intervals of rains with heavy occasional rains in Michoacán, the State of Mexico, Morelos, Puebla, and Mexico City. These rains can cause reduced visibility, landslides, floods, or flooding, as well as an increase in the level of rivers and streams,” detailed the National Meteorological Service.
As additional conditions due to the passage of the meteor, wind gusts of 150 to 180 km/h and waves of 6 to 8 meters high were indicated on the coasts of Guerrero and Oaxaca (west).
For all of the above, citizens are asked to take extra precautions in general in the areas of the aforementioned states due to rain, wind, and waves (including navigation at sea) and follow the recommendations issued by the authorities of the National Civil Protection System in each entity.
— CONAGUA Clima (@conagua_clima) October 24, 2023