Weather in Mexico: Tropical storm Pamela advances to the Pacific coast;  will become a hurricane

At dawn this Monday, tropical storm Pamela was located approximately 460 kilometers southwest of Playa Pérula, Jalisco and 790 km south of Mazatlán, Sinaloa, with maximum sustained winds of 85 kilometers per hour (km / h), gusts of 100 km / h and displacement towards the west-northwest at 19 km / h.

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During the next hours, the tropical cyclone will cause very strong punctual rains in Sinaloa, Nayarit and Jalisco, as well as punctual strong rains in Durango, Colima and Michoacán; in addition to wind with gusts of 50 to 60 km / h and waves of 1 to 2 meters high on the coasts of Jalisco and Colima.

The rains caused by the cyclone could cause landslides and an increase in the levels of rivers and streams, as well as possible floods.

The general population is asked to take extreme precautions in the areas of the aforementioned states due to rain, wind and waves (including maritime navigation) and to comply with the recommendations issued by the authorities of the National Civil Protection System, in each entity.

It is expected that between the night of this Monday and the early hours of Tuesday morning, Pamela will intensify to a category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale and make landfall in Sinaloa on Wednesday after noon.

With information from Noticieros Televisa.


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