Tropical Storm Dolores made landfall between the limits of Colima and Michoacán

19/06/2021

At 10:00 a.m. Central Mexico time, the center of tropical storm Dolores was located on land, very close to San Telmo Bay, 4 kilometers (km) northwest of San Juan Aldama, Michoacán, and 75 km southeast of Manzanillo, Colima, with maximum sustained winds of 110 kilometers per hour (km/h), gusts of 140 km/h and displacement towards the north-northwest at 20 km/h.

During the next hours, it will maintain extraordinary punctual rains (greater than 250 millimeters [mm]) in Colima, Jalisco, and Michoacán; punctual torrential rains (from 150.1 to 250 mm) in Guerrero and Nayarit, and very heavy rains (from 50.1 to 75 mm) in Durango, Guanajuato, and Sinaloa. Wind gusts of 90 to 110 kilometers per hour (km/h) will persist, with swells of 3 to 5 meters (m) and possible waterspouts on the coasts of Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, and Michoacán.

The National Meteorological Service (SMN) of the National Water Commission (Conagua), in coordination with the National Hurricane Center, maintains a tropical storm wind prevention zone from Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán, to Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco; a hurricane wind watch zone from Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán, to Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco, as well as a tropical storm wind watch zone from Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco, to Escuinapa, Sinaloa.

The rains could cause landslides, an increase in the levels of rivers and streams, and overflows and floods in low-lying areas. The population of the aforementioned states and maritime navigation are urged to heed the warnings issued by the SMN and the Conagua and to follow the instructions of state, municipal, and Civil Protection authorities.

Tropical wave No. 4 in interaction with a low-pressure channel over the Yucatan Peninsula will generate showers in the Yucatan Peninsula and heavy to very heavy rains, with electrical discharges in the southeast of Mexico.

A second low-pressure trough over the northwest of Mexico, combined with instability in the upper atmosphere, will generate showers with thundershowers in Sonora and Chihuahua. An extremely hot environment will prevail with temperatures above 45°C in areas of Baja California and Sonora.

Extraordinary heavy rains (greater than 250.0 mm): Jalisco, Colima and Michoacán. Heavy rains with occasional torrential rains (150.1 to 250.0 mm): Nayarit and Guerrero. Heavy rains with very heavy showers (50.1 to 75.0 mm): Sinaloa, Durango, Guanajuato and Chiapas.

Intervals of showers with heavy showers (25.1 to 50.0 mm): Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, Estado de México, Morelos, Puebla and Oaxaca.

Interval showers (5.1 to 25.0 mm): Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi, Queretaro, Hidalgo, Mexico City, Tlaxcala, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche and Quintana Roo. Isolated showers (0.1 to 5.0 mm): Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila and Yucatan.

Possible hail: Durango, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Queretaro, Hidalgo, State of Mexico, Mexico City and Michoacan.

Possibility of thunderstorms: Sonora, Chihuahua, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, Durango, Sinaloa, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, San Luis Potosi, Guanajuato, Queretaro, Hidalgo, Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacan, Guerrero, Morelos, Mexico City, Mexico State, Tlaxcala, Puebla, Veracruz, Oaxaca and Chiapas.

Minimum temperatures of 0 to 5 °C and possible frost: mountainous areas of Chihuahua, Durango, State of Mexico, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Hidalgo and Veracruz.

Maximum temperatures of 45 to 50 °C: Baja California and Sonora. Maximum temperatures of 40 to 45 °C: Baja California Sur, Sinaloa and Chihuahua. Maximum temperatures of 35 to 40 °C: Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, Campeche and Yucatán.

Wind with gusts of 90 to 110 km/h and possible thunderstorms: coasts of Jalisco, Colima and Michoacán. Wind with gusts of 60 to 70 km/h: coasts of Guerrero and Gulf of California. Wind with gusts of 50 to 60 km/h: Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, Yucatán and Quintana Roo.

Significant waves of 3 to 5 meters in height along the coasts of Jalisco, Colima, and Michoacán, and 1 to 2 meters in height along the coast of Guerrero.

Valley of Mexico: Cloudy skies, drizzle, and fog banks at dawn in high areas surrounding the Valley of Mexico. During the afternoon and evening, cloudy skies will prevail with showers and intervals of showers in Mexico City and heavy showers in the State of Mexico, both with thundershowers and possible hail. South wind from 15 to 30 km/h with gusts of up to 45 km/h. In Mexico City, a minimum temperature of 13 to 15°C and a maximum of 22 to 24°C is forecast. For the capital of the State of Mexico, a minimum temperature of 8 to 10°C (46 to 50°F) and a maximum of 18 to 20°C (64 to 68°F).