Where is it heading and which countries threaten it?

Where is it heading and which countries threaten it?

(CNN in Spanish) — The 2023 tropical cyclone season continues, and this Tuesday is the latest hurricane to form in the Pacific Ocean.

It’s about Norma, who… This Tuesday afternoon It became a tropical storm in the Pacific Ocean, and strengthened Thursday morning into a Category 3 hurricane, according to the Mexican National Meteorological Service (SMN).

Norma is Tropical Cyclone No. 14 For the current season, it is estimated that there will be between 16 and 22 tropical cyclones.

Where is Norma headed and what countries threaten her?

According to the NWS update at 8 a.m. ET this WednesdayHurricane Norma is located 405 kilometers southwest of Playa Perola, Jalisco, a state in western Mexico.

Several states in this region of Mexico have already begun to feel the effects of this hurricane, and it is expected to make landfall in the state of Baja California Sur on Sunday. By then, Norma will be less intense and will arrive as a tropical storm.

he SMN indicates As of Thursday this is Norma’s estimated path:

Norma’s path and potential impact area. (Credit: SMN)

Regarding the states threatened by Tropical Cyclone Norma, the following weather conditions are expected:

  • Sometimes heavy rain falls in Jalisco and Colima.
  • Very heavy rains in Nayarit, Michoacan and Guerrero.
  • Because of these conditions, the levels of rivers and streams in these states can rise, causing landslides and floods.
  • Rainfall is more likely in Baja California Sur and Sinaloa.
  • Wind speeds will reach 90 to 110 km/h, with the possibility of water cannons and waves 3 to 5 meters high on the coasts of Jalisco, Colima and Michoacán.
  • Wind gusts of 70 to 80 km/h and waves of 2 to 3 meters high on the coasts of Baja California Sur, Nayarit and Guerrero.
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The countries at risk may change as Norma progresses, but for now SMN “urges extreme caution” in those entities.

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