Hurricane Norma grew this Thursday to category 3 during their advance towards the peninsula of Baja California it could make landfall on Sunday in one of the main tourist areas of the country, reported the National Meteorological Service (SMN).
The event, which emerged on Tuesday as a tropical storm, was set at the last record of 405 kilometers southwest of Playa Pérulafrom the state of Jalisco and 685 kilometers south-southeast of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, one of the most popular tourist spots in Mexico.
The storm has sustained winds of 195 kilometers per hour, with gusts of 240 kilometers per hour,r and is moving north at a speed of 9 kilometers per hour, according to the National Water Commission (Conagua).
Because of this, the SMM, in coordination with the National Hurricane Center in Miami, United States, “remains in a surveillance zone for the effects of the storm from Todos Santos to Los Barriles, towns in Baja California Sur.”
Due to the passage of the storm, the forecast predicts “heavy” rain in the states of Colima and Jalisco.
In addition to the wind “very strong to severe” and high waves in Baja California Sur.
“Heavier rains are expected to be accompanied by electrical shocks, strong wind gusts,s, and possible hail; this will cause flooding, in addition to the rise in the level of rivers and streams, as well as landslides and flooding in low-lying areas, “warned SMN.
This storm comes after a double whammy of storms Lydia and Max last week, when they left five dead in total, one in Nayarit, two inches in Jalisco, and two in Guerrero.
Norma is the fourteenth storm It is named after the Pacific season, where Adrian, Beatriz, Calvin, Dora, Eugene, Fernanda, Greg, Hilary, Irwin, Jova, Kenneth, Lidi, and Max trained.
Of these, the most harmful Hilarywho in August left four dead in the states of Baja California, Baja California Sur, and Sinaloa, all in northern Mexico.
In May, the Government of Mexico predicted training up to 38 named cyclones in the 2023 season, where five will hit the country.
- Of that number, between 16 and 22 systems may occur in the Pacific Ocean, and between 10 and 16 in the Atlantic.