Officially, Lidia became a Category 1 Hurricane this Monday night in Mexico, according to information published by the National Civil Protection Coordination through social networks, which means more rain in quantity and intensity in the next few hours. .
After suffering a summer that recorded temperatures in most of the national territory and an atypical drought during September due to the presence of an anticyclonic event, the rains returned to Mexico and the event called Lidia and Max – about which we share information at the end. in this text – brings a lot of water, especially in Guerrero and Michoacán.
Hurricane Lidia’s path at the moment
Labeled as a Tropical Storm this afternoon, when its impact was felt in the Mexican Pacific with heavy rains in various entities, Hurricane Lidia is currently located about 520 kilometers south of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, according to in the updated report at 9:00 pm on Monday, October 9, from the National Water Commission.
It is located in its coordinates, 590 km west-southwest of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. It recorded maximum winds of 120 kilometers per hour (km/h), gusts of 150 km/h and movement towards the east-northeast at a speed of 17 km/h.
States affected by Lidia in Mexico
Due to the cloud bands of the storm and a low-pressure channel in the northwest and west of Mexico, the National Meteorological Service lists the states that will be affected by rain of different intensities during the night of this Monday the 9th and during Tuesday the 10th of October.
- Heavy to heavy rains in Baja California Sur, Durango, Jalisco, Nayarit and Sinaloa
- Heavy rain in Aguascalientes
- Rains in Chihuahua and Sonora
Due to the system’s approach to the Mexican Central Pacific coast, a hurricane prevention zone has been established from Playa Pérula, Jalisco, to Escuinapa, Sinaloa, including the Marías Islands, Nayarit, as well as a tropical storm prevention zone from in Escuinapa to Mazatlán, Sinaloa, and from Manzanillo, Colima, to Playa Pérula, Jalisco.
Max downgrades to tropical depression: Path and damage
After the flooding and flooding in Guerrero, on Monday night, Tropical Storm Max was downgraded to a Tropical Depression, which represents a decrease in its winds, although heavy to heavy rains are still expected by some part of the Pacific Ocean.
Guerrero and Michoacán are the entities where the most rain is expected this October 9 at night and in the early hours of Tuesday the 10th, in addition to Colima and Oaxaca with strong storms. The States of Mexico, Morelos, Puebla, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Querétaro, Tlaxcala and Mexico City also had low rainfall.