Mexico.- Cyclone Felicia remains in category 4 in the Pacific Ocean and moves further away from the Mexican coasts, so it does not represent a risk for the country, reported this Saturday the National Metereological Service (SMN).

In a statement, the agency stated that at 10:00 local time (15:00 GMT) the cyclone was located 1,800 kilometers west-southwest of Cabo San Lucas, in the state of Baja California Sur.

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The cyclone is moving at 13 kilometers per hour to the west-southwest and registers sustained winds of 230 kilometers per hour and gusts of 280 kilometers per hour.

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Due to its remoteness it does not represent a danger to Mexican territory, “the agency explained.

The SMN also reported on the formation of tropical depression Siete E in the Pacific Ocean, which will cause rains in the west of the country and predicted that it will move west-northwest until it degrades into a tropical storm in the next few hours.

The 2021 rainy and tropical cyclone season in the Pacific officially began on May 15 and is expected to end in November.

At the moment, cyclones Andrés, Blanca, Carlos, Dolores, Enrique and Felicia have formed in the Pacific.

Dolores made landfall on June 19 and had a special impact in the states of Colima and Michoacán, leaving three dead due to electrical storms.

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While up to five cyclones have been registered in the Atlantic; Ana, Bill, Claudette, Danny and Elsa.

The National Water Commission (Conagua), on which the SMN depends, predicted last May the formation of between 14 and 20 named systems in the Pacific Ocean for this season, while for the Atlantic it predicted 15 to 19 meteorological phenomena .


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