Tropical Storm Carlotta in the Pacific became a hurricane

Tropical Storm Carlotta (Carlotta) in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico increased to a hurricane, reported Friday by the Associated Press.

The maximum speed reached on Friday winds accompanying the storm is 130 miles per hour.

Currently hurricane is 195 kilometers from the city of Pointe-Angel Oaxaca, and 530 kilometers from the city of Acapulco, Guerrero.

Hurricanes in the Pacific are common from mid May to the end of November.

Tropical storms are named when the speed of an accompanying wind reaches 62 miles per hour. To the hurricane was awarded the first category on the Saffir-Simpson scale with winds exceeding 120 kilometers per hour. If the wind speed exceeds 150 miles per hour, then the category of the hurricane will be raised to the second, at 180 — up to a third, at 210 — up to fourth. The most "dangerous" category is hurricane with winds over 250 miles per hour.

Like this post? Please share to your friends: