Hurricane Linda forms off the coast of Colima in the Mexican Pacific

This Thursday, August 12, Tropical Storm Linda’s strength increased and became a category 1 hurricane, and will continue to affect western Mexico.

The National Meteorological Service (SMN) reported that the center of the system is located 620 kilometers southwest of Manzanillo, Colima.

Although it will not make landfall, its broad cloud bands will spread over the country, leaving very heavy rains in Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacán, and Guerrero. In addition, it will generate gusts of wind from 50 to 60 kilometers per hour on the coast of Colima and Michoacán, where the waves could rise to a significant height of two meters.

Hurricane Linda will continue its journey through the sea and two days later, on Saturday, August 14, it will evolve to category 2.

Due to the effects, it will cause on its journey and its proximity to the mainland, the SMN urged the population to keep abreast of the information published by state Civil Protection agencies.

The SMN traced the trajectory of the storm and indicated that it will remain at sea, parallel to the west coast of Mexico. It will move in a northwesterly direction, approaching Baja California Sur, but will not make landfall.

Linda is the fourth hurricane to form in the Pacific Ocean this season, after Enrique, Felicia, and Guillermo.

Names for the Northeast Pacific: Andrés -already used-, Blanca -already used-, Carlos -already used-, Dolores -already used-, Enrique -already used-, Felicia -already used-, Guillermo -already used-, Hilda -already used-, Ignacio -already used-, Jimena -already used-, Kevin -already used-, Linda -already used-, Marty, Nora, Olaf, Pamela, Rick, Sandra, Terry, Vivian, Waldo, Xina, York, Zelda.

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