Mexico: Tropical Storm Cristina forms

Tropical Storm Cristina, the third of the 2020 Pacific hurricane season, formed Monday with a forecast to become a hurricane in the coming days but without affecting the country, reported Mexico's National Meteorological Service (SMN).

Tropical storm Cristina developed from Tropical Depression 5-E south of the Guerrero state coast as the third tropical storm of the 2020 season. Image: Agencies
Tropical storm Cristina developed from Tropical Depression 5-E south of the Guerrero state coast as the third tropical storm of the 2020 season. Image: Agencies

Amanda is located 210 kilometers east of the mouth of the Suchiate River, on the border between Mexico and Guatemala, and 25 kilometers from Guatemala City. This was noted by the NMS in its 10:15 local time report.

Cristina developed from tropical depression 5-E south of the Guerrero state coast, as the third tropical storm of the 2020 season, after Amanda in late May and Boris in early June.

Although Cristina is not expected to directly affect Mexican territory, it does favor a potential for intense occasional rainfall over the states of Guerrero and Oaxaca, and very strong in the center of the country, including the Mexican capital, reported the Meteorological Office.

Mexican authorities have recommended that the population take extreme precautions in the states indicated due to the rains as well as on the coasts due to the waves, in addition to attending to the recommendations of the Civil Protection system.

The forecasts indicate that Cristina could evolve into a category 1 hurricane by Wednesday.

For July 9, the Mexican Meteorological forecast indicates that Cristina will be a category 2 hurricane.