Hurricane Katia is very dangerous for Mexico because it remains parked on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, so it will continue to cause rains in the southeast and central part of the country, according to the National Meteorological System (SMN) .
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In an interview with EL UNIVERSAL, Jesús Carachure, SMN meteorologist, said that Hurricane Katia will continue to intensify and could even reach category two; meteorologists are predicted the storm to make landfall on Friday night in Veracruz.
“It is a highly dangerous system for the center and southeast of the country, will continue to cause rains in Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Puebla, Hidalgo, Tlaxcala and Mexico City. It has been maintained 48 hours in the Gulf of Mexico and remains parked, which will generate three accumulated days of precipitation,” he said.
The formation of three hurricanes developed at the same time through the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean is not unique, but it is not very frequent. The conditions that have generated these three storms is a high temperature in the Atlantic, and one of the effects of climate change.
Hurricane Katia off the coast of Veracruz, in interaction with the cold front No. 2 on the north of the Gulf of Mexico, is triggering heavy storms greater than 250 mm in Veracruz, torrential in Puebla, intense in Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo, Tlaxcala, Oaxaca, Tabasco and Chiapas, and from strong to very strong in the State of Mexico, Mexico City and Morelos. Rains will be accompanied by lightening and winds with gusts greater than 50 kmh.
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The mass of cold air associated with the frontal system will cause a decrease in temperature in the north, northeast, center and east of the country.
Very strong storms are in the forecast for Durango, Sinaloa, Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacán, Guerrero, Campeche and Yucatán, Baja California Sur, Sonora, Chihuahua, Nuevo León, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Querétaro , and Quintana Roo, originated by a low pressure channel in the interior of the National Territory and tropical wave No. 33 in the east of Chiapas.