Hurricane Bad off the coast of Mexico increased to the third category

Hurricane "Bud", which is now about 360 miles from the Pacific coast of Mexico and was awarded a third category of danger, said on Thursday site of the National Hurricane Center forecast the U.S..

Earlier, the hurricane was the second category, but two Mexican states on the Pacific coast has already been declared an alarm due to its approximation.

According to the National Meteorological Service of Mexico, the warning applies to part of the states of Michoacan and Jalisco. Risk of natural disaster for these states is high, experts say. He also threatened the states of Guerrero and Colima. Now "Bad" is moving at a speed of 15 kilometers per hour.

Bud formed Thursday in the Pacific Ocean off the Mexican coast and became the first hurricane in the Pacific Ocean this year, and has already reached the second category. 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, the fifth category is hurricane with winds over 250 miles per hour.

By Friday morning local time a hurricane can be about 250 kilometers from the coastal town of Manzanillo. While meteorologists hope that the very coast, "Bad" did not affect the passing parallel to the coastal strip up to 100 kilometers. At the same time, heavy rains and winds in coastal Mexican states are predicted with high probability.

Now the authorities have warned of the dangers of navigation in the coastal waters of a number of Mexican states in the Pacific.

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


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