Climate experts consider September to be the most active month of the Pacific hurricane season, and the first day of September did not disappoint.
The beginning of the month for Mexico opens with Tropical Storm Javier and another on its heels, and possibly the most concerning for Puerto Vallarta if forecasts hold.
As for Tropical Storm Javier, “The cloud bands of the system will reinforce the conditions for the occurrence of intense rains (from 75 to 150 millimeters [mm]) in areas of Durango, very strong (from 50 to 75 mm) in areas of Baja California Sur, Jalisco, Michoacán, Nayarit, Sinaloa, and Sonora, as well as strong (25 to 50mm) sites in Colima and Zacatecas,” according to The National Water Commission (Conagua).
Likewise, Conagua forecast wind gusts of 60 to 70 km/h for Jalisco and Nayarit; from 50 to 60 km/h for Baja California Sur, Colima and Sinaloa, and high waves of up to 4 meters high for the coasts of Baja California Sur, Colima, Jalisco, Michoacán, Nayarit and Sinaloa.
Due to the conjunction of high waves, rains, and intense winds, the agency warned that it could increase the level of rivers and streams, as well as landslides and floods, so it called on the population to remain alert.
“The population is urged to heed the warnings of the National Meteorological Service, the National Water Commission, and follow the indications of the state, municipal and Civil Protection authorities.”
The warning was also extended to maritime navigation to take extreme precautions due to the winds and waves, mainly. So far no alert has been activated, however, weather conditions may represent danger.
The second storm developing on the southern coast of Mexico is forecasted to strengthen over the next couple of days and skirt closely to the coastline, impacting Puerto Vallarta on Monday, September 5, and Tuesday, September 6.
If the second storm develops into a tropical storm, which it’s expected to do over the weekend, it will take the name Kay. A better forecast on the status of the possible development and track of potential Tropical Storm Kay will be available Saturday on PVDN.
Subscribe here for just .08 cents per day to read subscriber content, join the PVDN newsletter, and browse with site ad-free. Support local news.
Trending news on PVDN
- International Space Station captures mesmerizing video of Puerto Vallarta from space Puerto Vallarta (PVDN) – People in Puerto Vallarta got a chance to see the Bay of Banderas from space, thanks to the International Space Station’s external cameras that share video as it orbits the earth. Through their Twitter account, @ISSAboveYou, they shared a video of the space station orbiting above Puerto Vallarta and then passing…
- Government stops construction on four condominium developments in Puerto Vallarta for violations The Secretary of Environment (Semarnat) in Jalisco, Raúl Rodgríguez Rosales, reported that the government agency stopped the construction of four condominium developments in Puerto Vallarta for not complying with regulations.
- The age-old question: Is it safe to travel to Mexico? Puerto Vallarta (PVDN) – A series of incidents, including taxi driver protests in Cancun while pulling Uber drivers and their passengers out of cars and beating them, and a stray bullet at the Culiacán Airport, have led foreign tourists to question whether it is safe to travel to Mexico, according to The New York Times.…
- At least 4,000 spring breakers expected in Puerto Vallarta this year Puerto Vallarta (PVDN) – At least 4,000 spring breakers will arrive in Puerto Vallarta this year, bringing with them a significant economic benefit for the destination. This was confirmed by the manager of the office of the Municipal Tourism Directorate, Christian Preciado. “We bring around 4,000 confirmed spring breakers with the holiday period, they are…
- EGates: state-of-the-art technology coming to Puerto Vallarta airport In order to guarantee fluid and fast access to international travelers, Mexico adds three more destinations with EGates technology: Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara, and Los Cabos. The commissioner of the National Institute of Migration (INM), Francisco Garduño Yáñez, verified the operation of the 18 E-Gates -automated migration filters- installed at the Cancun International Airport, Quintana Roo,…