The National Meteorological Service reported this Monday the formation of Tropical Depression 21 near Mexico, a new phenomenon that will be seen when the effects of Norma and the expected Tropical Storm Otis will be felt in the Pacific Ocean part of the coast of Guerrero .
In contrast to the two aforementioned events, this new Tropical Depression is in the Caribbean Sea and may evolve into a Tropical Storm, if the conditions are met, in the coming days, so it is important to monitor for any development.
Tropical Depression 21: What is its trajectory?
The report from the National Water Commission issued in the afternoon of this October 23 shows that Tropical Depression Twenty-One has formed on the coast of Nicaragua, located about a thousand kilometers east of the mouth of the Suchiate River, which is on the border between in Mexico. and Guatemala.
According to the organization, the trajectory of the Tropical Depression did not affect the coasts of Mexico, however, they assured that they will continue to closely monitor the event if there is any event that needs to be notified to the population, who are asked to listen to official communication.
What is the difference between a tropical depression, tropical storm and typhoon?
These three phases belong to the same phenomenon called a tropical cyclone, which, depending on the speed of the wind, increases or decreases in the classification consisting of the following.
- Tropical depression: This is the initial phase, when its wind is below 63 km/h.
- Tropical storm: This is the second measure of the process, where the wind ranges between 63 km/h and 118 km/h.
- Hurricane: It is classified as such when there is wind with a speed of more than 118 km/h. At this stage the most destructive effects are created, causing strong winds, torrential rains, storm surges and high waves. Hurricanes are divided into Category 1 to 5, according to the Saffir-Simpson Scale.