Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Hurricane Bud downgraded; tropical storm watch for southern Baja

A tropical storm watch is in effect for southern Baja California Sur, including Cabo San Lucas and La Paz, after Hurricane Bud weakened early this morning.

Mexican weather officials are predicting wind gusts of up to 50-70 kilometers per hour and waves two to three meters high in Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, Colima, Jalisco and Nayarit.

The national Civil Protection office warned that rainfall accumulations could be as much as 400 millimeters by the weekend in some areas.

Officials in Guerrero say Hurricane Bud caused havoc in five municipalities, leaving buildings damaged and affecting more than 120 families. Damage was also reported in Oaxaca.

The United States National Hurricane Center said at 10:00am that Bud was situated about 405 kilometers south-southeast of Cabo San Lucas and moving slowly toward the north-northwest.

Maximum sustained winds were 100 kilometers per hour.

The storm is forecast to reach southern Baja California Sur late Thursday or Thursday night.

Source: Milenio (sp)

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