Hurricane Bud, the second hurricane in less than a week in the eastern Pacific Ocean, is expected to remain well offshore but will still deliver heavy rain and high winds to parts of the west coast.
The category 3 hurricane was situated about 425 kilometers southwest of Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco, and 760 kilometers south-southeast of the southern tip of the Baja peninsula at 10:00am today, said the United States National Hurricane Center (NHR).
Maximum sustained winds were 195 kilometers per hour. Bud was moving northwest at 11 kilometers per hour and was expected to remain offshore of the southwestern coast of mainland Mexico, the NHR said.
Some additional strengthening is possible today but a slow weakening should begin tomorrow.
A tropical storm watch is in effect between Manzanillo, Colima, and Cabo Corrientes.
The National Meteorological Service issued a forecast at 7:00am for intense storm conditions in Nayarit, Jalisco, Michoacán, Colima, Puebla, Chiapas and Oaxaca.
Bud is expected to produce rainfall accumulations of 75 to 150 millimeters across much of southwestern Mexico and waves of three to four meters in Michoacán, Colima and Jalisco.
Aletta was the first hurricane of the season and went from a tropical storm to category 4 hurricane in just 24 hours last week but it too was located well away from the coast.
By this morning it was a tropical depression, the NHR said.
Mexico News Daily