Category 2 hurricane Rosa heading towards the Peninsula of Baja California


Hurricane Rosa, category 2 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, maintains its northward movement, at 19 km / h, in the direction of the Baja California Peninsula, with maximum sustained winds of 165 km / h and gusts of 205 km / h , reported the National Meteorological Service (SMN), dependent on the National Water Commission (Conagua).

On Saturday Sep. 29 at 16:00 hours, time from the center of Mexico, Rosa was located approximately 755 kilometers (km) west-southwest of Cabo San Lázaro, and 800 km south-southwest of Punta Eugenia, both locations of Baja California Sur. Its cloud bands reinforce the potential of storms in the Peninsula of Baja California and the northwest of Mexico.

The surveillance zone is maintained due to the effects of a tropical storm on the western coast of the Baja California Peninsula, from Cabo San Quintín, Baja California, to Punta Abreojos, Baja California Sur.

According to the forecast models, in the next 24 hours Rosa will begin to decrease its intensity as it moves north towards the central part of the Baja California Peninsula. If this trajectory is maintained, it is expected that it will make landfall as a tropical storm during the evening of Monday, October 1st.

For its part, Tropical Storm Sergio was located 620 km south-southwest of Acapulco, Guerrero, with winds of 65 km / h, gusts of 85 km / h and displacement to the west at 19 km / h, parallel to the coasts of the Mexican Pacific. Its cloud-like detachments reinforce the potential of storms in the southern and western states of the country.

Due to recent rains, the soil is saturated, mainly in the Pacific Ocean, from Sinaloa to Chiapas, so the population is advised to exercise extreme caution and take care of the call of the authorities of the National Civil Protection System, as the rains could cause landslides, overflows of rivers and streams or affectations in roads and highways, as well as floods in low areas and urban sites.

The Conagua and the SMN urge the population to keep informed about the weather conditions through the websites and, as well as in the Twitter accounts @conagua_mx and @conagua_clima and Facebook

Source: The Baja Post