The National Meteorological Service (SMN) forecast this Tuesday the formation of a tropical storm in the Pacific Ocean for the early hours of Wednesday.
The formation will be the third of the 2023 season in the Pacific and its circulation reinforces the probability of rain in western and southern Mexico.
“It is forecast that tropical depression Three-E It can evolve into a tropical storm during the day (Wednesday) with the name of Calvin, in addition to which it will begin to gradually move away from Mexican territory and will stop affecting the country,” the SMN said in a statement.
In the report, the SMN noted that tropical depression Tres-E It was formed on Tuesday afternoon “off the coast of Jalisco” and warned that it would cause in the next few hours “intense rains (from 75 to 150 millimeters [mm]) in Guerrero and Jalisco; very strong (from 50 to 75 mm) in Michoacán and Nayarit”.
Faced with these conditions, the SMN called for “extreme precautions to the general population in the areas of the mentioned states due to rain and wind, and comply with the recommendations issued by the authorities of the National Civil Protection System, in each state”.
In its most recent report, the Meteorological Office of Mexico specified that the cyclone was located approximately 820 kilometers (km) south-southwest of Manzanillo, Colima.
In addition, it circulates with maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (km/h)gusts of 75 km/h and displacement towards the west-northwest at 33 km/h.
According to forecasts, in the early hours of Wednesday the formation will intensify into a tropical storm when it is located 925 km southwest of Playa Perula, Jalisco, while by noon on Wednesday will be 1,125 km from the same point.
Calvin will come after Adrian and Beatriz, which intensified to a Category 2 and Category 1 hurricane, respectively.
The Government of Mexico predicted the formation of up to 38 cyclones in May named in the 2023 season, of which 5 would impact the country.
Of that number, between 16 and 22 systems could occur in the Pacific Ocean and between 10 and 16 in the Atlantic.
The SMN noted that in the case of the Pacific, 16 to 22 tropical cyclones are expectedamong them, from 9 to 11 tropical storms, from 4 to 6 category 1 and 2 hurricanes, and from 3 to 5 category 3, 4 and 5 hurricanes. (EFE)