2019 Pacific hurricane season officially arrives

The 2019 Pacific hurricane season is an annual cycle of tropical cyclone formation, in which tropical cyclones form in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The season officially begins today, May 15, in the East Pacific Ocean and will end on November 30. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the Pacific basin. However, the formation of tropical cyclones is possible at any time of the year.

Unfortunately, Mexico is a country, vulnerable to hurricanes, because due to its location between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic, each year more than a dozen arrive, says the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat).

The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) declared itself ready to face possible damage to the infrastructure and to restore the service in the shortest time possible during the current season, where 19 climatological phenomena are estimated, of which five could be category three or higher.

In recent years there have been several hurricanes that have affected the planet, for example, in Mexico among the most devastating is “Manuel” in 2013, which left 123 dead, 97 of which were recorded in Guerrero, after an avalanche in the community of La Pintada.

The same phenomenon affected Coahuila, Chihuahua and Durango, in all those states there were more than 59 thousand people evacuated, as well as 218,594 affected, while the economic losses were about $242 million dollars, according to the National Center for Prevention of Disasters (Cenapred) .

In October 2005, hurricane ” Wilma” , considered until now as the most destructive, affected Cozumel, Cancun and the Riviera Maya , as a category four.

“Paulina” in October 1997, affected the coasts of Chiapas, Oaxaca and Guerrero, and left 228 dead, more than 150 thousand victims, as well as economic losses by about $447 million dollars, according to Cenapred.


The following names will be used for named storms that form in the northeastern Pacific Ocean during 2019.

  • Alvin (unused)
  • Barbara (unused)
  • Cosme (unused)
  • Dalila (unused)
  • Erick (unused)
  • Flossie (unused)
  • Gil (unused)
  • Henriette (unused)
  • Ivo (unused)
  • Juliette (unused)
  • Kiko (unused)
  • Lorena (unused)
  • Mario (unused)
  • Narda (unused)
  • Octave (unused)
  • Priscilla (unused)
  • Raymond (unused)
  • Sonia (unused)
  • Tico (unused)
  • Velma (unused)
  • Wallis (unused)
  • Xina (unused)
  • York (unused)
  • Zelda (unused)

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