Depression 19-E intensified in the early hours of October 30 and became Tropical Storm Pilar, and is located around southern Mexico, according to the latest report from the National Meteorological Service.
The event was 400 kilometers south of the mouth of the Suchiate River, which divides Mexico and Guatemala, and had winds of 75 kilometers per hour (km/h) and gusts of up to 95 km/h.
Currently, the Mexican states affected are Chiapas and Oaxaca, which can register wind gusts of up to 70 kilometers per hour and waves up to 5 meters high.
There will be occasional heavy rains between 150 and 250 millimeters in Chiapas, and very heavy rains with heavy occasional rains between 75 and 150 millimeters for Oaxaca, the Service added.
Tropical Storm ‘Pilar’: What is its predicted path?
SMN predicts that Pilar will remain a tropical storm until Saturday, November 4. The projection may change due to factors such as sea water temperature, as happened with Hurricane Otis, which went from category 1 to 5 storm in hours.
Pilar will move towards the east-northeast, with a speed of 6 kilometers per hour, so it will gradually move away from the coasts of Mexico.
Pilar went from 550 kilometers south-southeast of Boca de Pijijiapan, in Chiapas at noon this Monday to 815 kilometers south-southwest of Lagunas de Chacahua, in Oaxaca, this Saturday, November 4.
Cold Front 8: In which states will it rain?
The agency also indicated that the new cold front hitting Mexico will move to the Gulf of Mexico coast on October 30, bringing rain to at least 10 states in the country.
Occasional rainfall (up to 250 millimeters): Puebla, Veracruz and Tabasco
Occasional heavy rainfall (up to 150 millimeters): Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Guerrero and Oaxaca.
Heavy to very heavy rain (up to 75 millimeters): Hidalgo and Campeche.