Tropical Storm Max now category 1 hurricane

The National Meteorology Service has informed the hurricane is expected to hit the state of Guerrero

Photo taken from NOAA/NASA Goddard Rapid Response Team
English 14/09/2017 11:00 Newsroom Actualizada 11:59

Tropical storm Max intensified this morning and has become a category 1 hurricane, currently 85 km to the southeast of Acapulco, Guerrero, with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h, according to the Mexican National Meteorological Service (SMN).

As reported by the National Water Commission, the hurricane is expected to affect the coast of Guerrero, from Punta Maldonado to Zihuatanejo.

The phenomenon is causing heavy rainfalls with the possibility of intense storms (150 to 250 mm) along the coast of Guerrero; storms throughout the east coast of Michoacan (75 to 150 mm); and heavy rainfalls in the center and south of the state of Colima, and the coasts of Oaxaca (50 to 75 mm).

According to information from the NASA-NOAA, the hurricane appears to have two “tails”, which are two bands of thunderstorms “feeding into the low level center” of the hurricane.

The general population is advised to take precautions and be alert to the instructions of Civil Protection in each state.

The National Water Commission (CONAGUA) reports heavy activity in the area, with three tropical cyclones in the Pacific Ocean and 1 in the Atlantic.