Storm ‘Ágatha’ reaches category two hurricane shortly before making landfall in the Mexican Pacific


Tropical storm ‘Ágatha’ has risen this Sunday to the level of a category two hurricane and is approaching landfall on the coast of the Mexican states of Oaxaca and Guerrero, where heavy rains are expected.

What is already the first hurricane of the season is located about 295 kilometers west-southwest of the town of Puerto Ángel, in Oacaca, and has maximum sustained winds of 175 km/h and gusts of 215 km/h that can reach 350km/h It is moving in a north-northwest direction at about 6 km/h, according to data from Mexico Civil Protection.

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“Avoid taking refuge in light constructions or with a sheet roof,” the agency has recommended.

In addition, the cloudy arms of ‘Ágatha’ will cause intense punctual rains in the regions of Chiapas and Oaxaca; very strong in areas of Guerrero and Tabasco and strong punctual rains in Campeche, Quintana Roo, Veracruz and Yucatán.

Likewise, strong winds are expected with gusts of 70 to 80 kilometers per hour and waves of 4 to 6 meters on the coasts of Guerrero and Oaxaca, and 2 to 4 meters on the coast of Chiapas.

The National Meteorological Service (SMN) of the National Water Commission (Conagua), in coordination with the National Hurricane Center, maintains a prevention zone for hurricane effects from Salina Cruz to Lagunas de Chacahua, Oaxaca; hurricane watch zone from Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, to Barra de Tonalá, Chiapas, and tropical storm prevention zone from Lagunas de Chacahua, Oaxaca, to Punta Maldonado, Guerrero, and from Salina Cruz, Oaxaca to Boca de Pijijiapan, Chiapas .

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