The National Meteorological Service, the official source of the Mexican Government in climatic matters, issued this Thursday morning the warning about hurricane "Blas" that continues to the southwest of Jalisco and Colima, and that will maintain very heavy to intense rains in the south and west of Mexico.
The center of hurricane "Blas", category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, will maintain the entry of moisture into the states of western Mexico, where very heavy to occasionally heavy rains, strong gusts of wind, and high waves are forecast, said the agency.
Rain forecast for hurricane "Blas"
Very heavy punctual rains (50 to 75 mm) in Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima and Guerrero, heavy punctual rains (25 to 50 mm) in Sinaloa and Michoacán, as well as showers in Baja California Sur. These rains could generate an increase in the levels of rivers and streams, landslides, and floods in low-lying areas of the aforementioned states.
According to the National Meteorological Service, hurricane "Blas" is located 400 km southwest of Playa Pérula, Jalisco, and 440 km southwest of Manzanillo, Colima. It is currently moving west-northwest (295°) at 20 km/h and is expected to continue its path away from the Mexican coast and into the Pacific Ocean, where it is expected to become a tropical storm as of Saturday, June 18.
The authority's recommendations are to take extreme precautions for the population in general in the areas of the mentioned states due to rain, wind, and waves (including maritime navigation) and to follow the recommendations issued by the authorities of the National Civil Protection System in each entity.