Tropical Cyclone Sixteen-E continues to advance along the coasts of the Pacific Ocean and Tropical Storm Max is expected to intensify in the coming hours. It will make landfall and cause heavy rains in 9 states, but will also affect the center of the country.
Meanwhile, the current tropical storm Lidia will turn towards Mexico, and the National Meteorological Service (SMN) predicts that it will also hit the national territory.
“That afternoon the potential tropical cyclone number 16-E is expected to intensify into tropical storm Max. Its center will be located about 200 kilometers from the coast of Guerrero, between Acapulco and Zihuatanejo,” said the general coordinator of the SMN, Alejandra Méndez Girón
During its movement, it will interact with cold front number 4 and both systems will cause heavy rain in the entities of Chiapas, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Puebla, Tabasco, and Veracruz, as well as severe to Campeche, Colima, and Michoacán and fortresses in the center of the country.
When and where will Tropical Storm Max make landfall?
Tropical Storm Max will make landfall on Monday, October 9, or in the early hours of Tuesday, October 10 between the towns of Zihuatanejo, Petatlán, and Técpan de Galeana, all belonging to the state of Guerrero.
“These are the cities where the strongest winds were recorded due to the tropical storm with winds of 63 to 118 kilometers per hour,” said Méndez Girón in a press conference.
For Monday the 9th, the states most affected by rain are Guerrero, Michoacán, and Oaxaca, where heavy rain will fall, while in Colima they will be strong and strong in central Mexico.
But on Tuesday, Hurricane Max is expected to drop to a low residual pressure.
When and where will Hurricane Lidia make landfall?
Also on the Pacific coast, tropical storm Lidia is advancing towards Mexico, around Monday, October 9, it is expected to strengthen to a category 1 storm and On Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, it will make landfall between Nayarit and Jalisco.
“The system is expected to reverse the direction of the coasts of Nayarit and Jalisco (…) On Tuesday, Hurricane Lidia will continue to approach the coasts of Nayarit and Jalisco. Its center will be located about 70 kilometers from these coasts. “It is expected to make landfall on Tuesday night and early Wednesday between Nayarit and Jalisco” explained the SMN Coordinator.
Come Monday, Its wide circulation will cause heavy rainfall in the: Baja California Sur, Durango, Jalisco, Nayarit, and Sinaloa; For Tuesday the biggest impact will be showers in Nayarit and Jalisco, as well as severe in Durango and Sinaloa.
Strong winds are expected to reach 140 kilometers per hour (km/h) along the coasts of Colima, Jalisco, and Nayarit; while they reach 120 km/h in Baja California Sur and Sinaloa.
For Wednesday Lidia will descend into a tropical depression or remain a low pressure in Zacatecaswhich usually causes heavy rain in Colima, Jalisco, and Nayarit.
The SMN determined that heavy rains could lead to landslides, flooding, and the rise of rivers and streams, as well as a call made to ships and ports in the states of Veracruz, Tabasco, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Guerrero, Michoacán, Colima, Jalisco, Nayarit, Sinaloa, and Baja California Sur.
Remember to pay attention to the recommendations issued by Civil Protection in your state due to the proximity and arrival of the next tropical storm Max and Hurricane Lidia.