Hurricane "Bad", which reached the eve of the third category of danger on Saffir-Simpson scale, weakened to a tropical storm, but continues to move in the direction of the Pacific coast of Mexico, reports on Saturday, the National Hurricane Center forecast the U.S. in Miami.
According to meteorologists, the cyclone is now located about 130 kilometers north-west of Manzanillo and moving in the direction of the north at about 11 kilometers per hour. Wind gust speed in the storm zone to 115 miles per hour.
Earlier, the Mexican government issued a hurricane warning in the south-west coast of Mexico. However, to date it has been reduced to a storm warning.
Meteorologists predict that the "Bad", which was the first in the current hurricane season, will continue to weaken and reach land by Saturday morning local time (Saturday afternoon MSK). Are also expected strong precipitation.
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.