New tropical storm forming in Eastern Pacific near Mexico

New tropical storm forming in Eastern Pacific near Mexico

Showers and thunderstorms associated with a Low Pressure Area located about 805 km (500 miles) south of Manzanillo, Mexico, continue to show signs of organization. The system could become a tropical depression at any time according to US National Hurricane Center. This system has a high 90% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves west-northwestward .

According to JTWC formation of a significant tropical cyclone is possible within 155 nm either side of a line from 10.2N 99.7W within next 6 to 24 hours. The system is located 395 nm south of Acapulco, Mexico. Winds in the area are estimated to be 20 to 25 knots (37 to 46 km/h).  The system is moving west-northwestward at speed of 5 knots (9 km/h).

Source: US National Hurricane Center, Joint Typhoon Warning Center, MODIS/LANCE


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