16 named storms predicted for Pacific Hurricane season

The director general of the National Water Commission (Conagua), Roberto Ramírez de la Parra, reported that for the 2017 rainy season, 16 named tropical cyclones are planned for the Pacific Ocean basin Northeast and 11 for the Atlantic Ocean, totaling 27 in Region IV of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

In a statement, he explained that in the case of the Northeast Pacific Ocean basin, of the number of named cyclones, six would be tropical storms, four strong hurricanes, one or two on the Saffir-Simpson scale, and six intense categories three, four or five on the same scale.

The average number of named tropical cyclones in this region is 15 according to the climatological information. The cyclonic activity in this region officially begins on May 15, he said.

Ramírez de la Parra presented the forecast of the tropical rainy season and cyclone season 2017 and reported that for the Atlantic basin it is foreseen the possible formation of 11 named tropical cyclones, a figure equal to the average; of them seven would be tropical storms; two strong and two intense hurricanes.

The season in this zone officially begins on June 1 and concludes on November 30 in both basins, he said.

The federal official specified that the names established in the WMO IV Region Hurricane Operational Plan for Pacific meteors are: Adrian, Beatriz, Calvin, Dora, Eugene, Fernanda, Greg, Hilary, Irwin, Jova, Kenneth , Lidia, Max, Norma, Otis and Pilar.

And for the North Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico are: Arlene, Bret, Cindy, Don, Emily, Franklin, Gert, Harvey, Irma, Jose and Katia.

In the face of the meteorological forecast, Conagua and the National Meteorological Service (NMS) urged the population to be permanently informed, and particularly during the development of tropical cyclones, through the websites www.gob.mx/conagua and http://smn.conagua.gob.mx, as well as in twitter accounts @conagua_mx and @conagua_clima and Facebook www.facebook.com/conaguamx

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