Hurricane Darby intensifies to category 3

Hurricane Darby intensifies to category 3; it is far from the Mexican coasts. Darby gained strength and is now a category 3, although no effects on Mexico are expected, warned Conagua.

Hurricane Darby intensifies to category 3
Hurricane Darby remains far from Mexican coasts, but will soon become a tropical storm. Image: Conagua

This Monday, July 11, Hurricane Darby was upgraded to category 3 without affecting Mexico, according to information from the National Meteorological Service. Through a press release, the SMN detailed that 'Darby' is located 1,655 km west-southwest of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur.

The hurricane is moving west at a speed of 26 km/h with sustained winds of 195 km/h and gusts of up to 240 km/h. Darby is expected to downgrade to a category 2 hurricane this Tuesday and a category 1 hurricane on Wednesday.

By Thursday, July 14, it is forecast to be downgraded to a tropical storm. The U.S. National Hurricane Center also rules out any landfall from the weather phenomenon.