The passage of Hurricane Bud will not have a direct effect on Puerto Vallarta because its trajectory and weakening will not touch the coasts of Jalisco and Nayarit, although heavy rains could occur in some areas along with high waves as the storm passes.
This was reported by meteorologist Víctor Cornejo López, during the second meeting of the Scientific Committee of Civil Protection, where authorities from Puerto Vallarta and Bahía de Banderas, followed up on the evolution and progress of the storm that reached category 4 status for a brief period before weakening.
The meteorologist indicated that in the next few hours, Bud will continue to be a major hurricane, but the trend is that it will lower its intensity, in fact, its speed decreased to only 9 kilometers per hour, so it will remain longer in front of the bay, but without impacts by the wind, although there will be intermittent rains and significant waves after the passage, conditions will not change as long as the storm does not change its trajectory.
The deputy director of Civil Protection and Municipal Fire, Adrián Bobadilla García, indicated that vigilance and timely monitoring will be maintained on the beaches, once hurricane Bud has passed, and before any change, the pertinent actions would be taken to support and safeguard the population.
He pointed out that this type of informative meetings between Puerto Vallarta and Bahía de Banderas will continue to be maintained and, in the case of concrete actions, each municipality will be activating its Municipal Civil Protection Council.