This Sunday morning, tropical storm Nicholas formed off the southwest of the Gulf of Mexico. According to information from Conagua, its center was located 205 kilometers (km) northeast of the Port of Veracruz, Veracruz, with maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (km/h), gusts of 85 km/h, and displacement towards the northwest at 20 km/h.
In combination with a low-pressure zone in the Gulf of Tehuantepec, it will cause rainfall in the south and southeast of the country, with occasional heavy rains (150 to 250 millimeters [mm]) in Chiapas, Oaxaca, Tabasco, and Veracruz, and very heavy rains (50 to 75 mm) in Puebla. In addition, winds with gusts of 60 to 70 km/h and swells of 2 to 3 meters (m) are expected on the coasts of Tamaulipas and Veracruz, and gusts of 50 to 60 km/h and swells of 1 to 2 m on the coasts of Campeche, Tabasco, and Yucatán.
Maritime navigation in the vicinity of the system is urged to exercise extreme caution due to winds and waves off the coasts of the aforementioned states.
The National Meteorological Service (SMN) of the National Water Commission (Conagua), in coordination with the National Hurricane Center in Miami, activated a tropical storm warning zone from Barra el Mezquital, Tamaulipas, to the northern border of the United States of America.
Rainfall generated by the tropical cyclone could generate landslides, increase in river and stream levels, and overflows and floods in low-lying areas, and the population is urged to heed the warnings issued by Conagua's National Meteorological Service and follow the instructions of state, municipal, and Civil Protection authorities.