Today's weather in Mexico: Tropical storm Priscilla makes landfall on Mexico's coasts

Mexico's National Water Commission (Conagua) announced that tropical storm Priscilla made landfall this Sunday on the coast of Colima, in the west of the country.

The terrifying tropical storm Priscilla makes landfall on Mexico's coasts
The terrifying tropical storm Priscilla makes landfall on Mexico's coasts

The meteorological phenomenon arrived at approximately two o'clock in the afternoon (local time), five kilometers from the town of El Paraíso, according to rt and shared Paula Dumas for Digital Journalist.

The authorities warned about the presence of heavy rains during the next few hours in the regions of Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, and Michoacan. In addition, maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour and gusts of 85 kilometers per hour and waves of 1 to 3 meters in the surrounding areas are expected.

However, Conagua said that when the cyclone hit land it lost strength and weakened into a tropical depression. The storm maintains a northward trajectory and is advancing at 17 kilometers per hour, so it has been recommended to the population and maritime navigation to take extreme precautions and heed the warnings of emergency agencies.

"Due to the rains, landslides, landslides, overflows of rivers and streams or effects on roads and stretches of road, as well as flooding in low-lying areas and saturation of drainage in urban areas could occur," the institution's statement said.

With the arrival of Priscilla, classes scheduled for Monday, Oct. 21, have been suspended in the schools of more than 40 municipalities in the affected states. Also, several universities announced the suspension of activities, following the recommendations of the security forces.

The storm originated in the Pacific Ocean and has caused the closure of the ports of Manzanillo and Laguna de Cuyutlán for the navigation of small boats, private individuals, tourist service providers, sport fishing and riverine from midday on October 20.

Precipitation for today

Extraordinary torrential to punctual rains (over 250 liters per square meter): Guerrero, Oaxaca, Puebla and Veracruz.

Heavy to occasional torrential rains (150 to 250 liters per square meter): Chiapas, San Luis Potosí, Querétaro and Hidalgo.

Very heavy to occasional heavy rains (75 to 150 liters per square meter): Chihuahua, Durango, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas and Tabasco.

Heavy to occasional heavy rains (50 to 75 liters per square meter): Tlaxcala, State of Mexico, Mexico City, Michoacán and Colima.

Intervals of showers with occasional heavy rains (25 to 50 liters per square meter): Jalisco, Guanajuato, Morelos and Campeche.

Rainwater intervals (5.1 to 25 liters per square meter): Sinaloa, Nayarit, Zacatecas, Yucatan and Quintana Roo.

Minimum Temperature Forecast for Today

Temperatures from -5 to 0°C: Sierras de Baja California.

Temperatures from 0 to 5°C: Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Durango, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosí, Michoacán, Puebla, Hidalgo, Tlaxcala and Veracruz.

Maximum Temperature Forecast for Today

Temperatures from 35 to 40°C: Zones of Sinaloa, Nayarit, Michoacán, Guerrero, and Oaxaca.

Wind Forecast for Today

Winds with gusts higher than 50 km/h and waves from 2 to 3 meters: Coasts of Oaxaca and Chiapas.

Wind gusts above 50 km/h: Areas of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Aguascalientes, Zacatecas, Durango, Jalisco, Guanajuato, Querétaro, Hidalgo, State of Mexico, Puebla, Veracruz, Tabasco, Tamaulipas and coasts of Campeche, as well as Yucatan.

Forecast by Regions

Valley of Mexico: Cloudy sky during the day with heavy and occasional heavy rains in the region, accompanied by electric discharges. Northeast wind from 10 to 25 km/h, with gusts that can exceed 40 km/h. In Mexico City, a maximum temperature of 22 to 24°C and a minimum of 13 to 15°C are expected. For the State of Mexico, a maximum temperature of 22 to 24°C and a minimum of 8 to 10°C.

Baja California Peninsula: Partially cloudy sky. The warm environment and west and southwest wind from 10 to 25 km/h.

North Pacific: Medium cloudy sky with afternoon showers in Sinaloa, which will be accompanied by electric discharges. Warm environment. Wind from the south and southwest from 10 to 25 km/h.

Central Pacific: Cloudy sky in the afternoon, with occasional heavy rains in Michoacan and Colima, heavy rains in Jalisco and intervals of showers in Nayarit, accompanied by electric discharges. Warm environment and west component wind from 10 to 25 km/h with gusts that can exceed 50 km/h in storm zones.

South Pacific: Cloudy sky with occasional extraordinary rains in Guerrero and Oaxaca, as well as torrential rains in Chiapas, accompanied by electric discharges. The warm environment during the day. Wind direction variable from 15 to 30 km / h in the region, with gusts above 50 km / h in the region and waves from 2 to 3 meters high.

Gulf of Mexico: Cloudy skies during the day, occasional extraordinary rains are forecast in Veracruz and intense rains in the rest of the region, which will be accompanied by electric discharges. The warm environment during the day and east wind from 10 to 25 km/h in the region, with gusts higher than 50 km/h.

Yucatan Peninsula: Partially cloudy sky in the afternoon with occasional heavy rains in Campeche and intervals of showers in the rest of the region, accompanied by electric discharges. Hot environment and east wind from 15 to 30 km/h in the region, with gusts of 50 km/h on the coasts of Campeche and Yucatan.

Mesa del Norte: Cloudy sky with occasional torrential rains in San Luis Potosí, as well as intense rains in Chihuahua, Durango, Coahuila, and Nuevo León, as well as intervals of showers in Zacatecas, which will be accompanied by electric discharges. The warm environment and wind direction variable from 10 to 25 km / h in the region, with gusts above 50 km / h.

Central Table: Cloudy sky with occasional extraordinary rains in Puebla, torrential in Queretaro and Hidalgo, very strong in Tlaxcala and strong in Guanajuato and Morelos, accompanied by electric discharges. Wind from the east and northeast from 10 to 25 km/h with gusts higher than 50 km/h.

The maximum rainfall in the last 24 hours (in millimeters) was recorded in:

Suchiate, Chis. 29.3; Gaviotas Villahermosa, Tab. 23.3 and Ángel Rosario Cabada, Ver. 20.0.

Maximum temperatures (in °C) were recorded in:

Tampico, Tamps., 37.5; Acapulco, Gro., 33.7; Villahermosa, Tab., 29.5; Cuernavaca, Mor., 28.8; Tlaxcala, Tlax., 28.3 and Tacubaya, CDMX., 26.4.

Minimum temperatures (in °C) were recorded in:

Toluca, Mexico, 11.2; San Luis Potosí, S.L.P., 11.9; Saltillo, Coah., 14.1; Pachuca, Hgo., 14.9; San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chis., 15.4 and Aeropuerto, CDMX., 16.0.

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