July 4, 2022

Hurricane Agatha: The storm intensifies towards Mexico in the eastern Pacific

Agatha, the first hurricane of the East Pacific season, was reported to be blowing at a maximum speed of 110 miles per hour as of 10 a.m. Sunday. The National Hurricane Center said, Saturday night with winds blowing at 60 mph. The wind was blowing at 130 mph.

Agatha is now ashamed of a type 3 storm and is expected to continue to gain strength before causing a landslide near Mexico’s Salina Cruz on Monday evening.

According to Sunday night’s update, the storm was located 125 miles southwest of Puerto Angel, Mexico.

Hurricane warning is in effect from Salina Cruz to Lagunas de Sagahua. Tropical storm warnings are in effect for Salina Cruz from east to Boca de Fijiaban and from Lagunas de Sagahua to Punta Maldonado to the west.

Tropical storm conditions are expected across southern Mexico Sunday night, and hurricane conditions will reach the warning area Monday.

The National Hurricane Center said: “The uprising may be accompanied by great and destructive waves.”

In addition to the storm surge, heavy rain from Agatha will hit parts of southern Mexico from Sunday to Tuesday night.

“Extreme levels of rainfall are forecast across the Mexican state of Oaxaca, with 10 to 16 inches of isolation expected, but isolated areas of up to 20 inches are possible,” the Hurricane Center said.

Forecasters are watching the development of the storm in the middle of the week in the Gulf of Mexico.

After crossing the land, the remnants of the scattered Agatha may reappear in the Gulf of Southern Mexico by the middle of this week.

The National Hurricane Center expects 30% growth across the region over the next five days.