Barbara on the Pacific intensifies to category 2 hurricane


The National Meteorological Service (SMN) reported that Barbara quickly stepped up to Category 2 hurricane in the Pacific Ocean

Mexico. – Hurricane Barbara, which went from tropical storm to hurricane category 1, increased its power and has become a category 2 hurricane. As it moves away from national shores, Barbara quickly intensified to Category 2 hurricane in the Pacific Ocean, reported Tuesday. the National Meteorological Service (SMN).

The phenomenon is located 1,625 km southwest of Cabo San Lucas, BCS and advances westward at 24 kilometers per hour, with maximum sustained winds of 155 kilometers per hour and gusts of 195 kilometers per hour.

Barbara was formed last Sunday in the Pacific. In the coming days it is expected that the power of the cyclone will increase until reaching category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, when it is already almost 2,000 kilometers from the Mexican coasts.

Barbara is the second tropical cyclone of the Pacific hurricane season, which began last week with Alvin, who reached category 1 but lost strength soon.

The SMN foresees the formation of 19 cyclones in the Pacific Ocean for this season, eleven of which may become hurricanes and, of these, six will have a category of between 3 and 5.

Meanwhile, in the Atlantic Ocean up to 14 cyclones will be formed: Andrea, Barry, Chantal, Dorian, Erin, Fernand, Gabrielle, Humberto, Imelda, Jerry, Karen, Lorenzo, Melissa and Néstor. Eight of these weather phenomena will become a hurricane.

The tropical cyclone season began on May 15 in the Pacific and in the Atlantic on June 1, ending for both zones on November 30.

According to data from the Government of Mexico, 41 tropical cyclones were developed last year in the Northeast and North Atlantic basins

Source: conagua, smn

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