Published On: Tue, Aug 20th, 2019

Mexico hurricane path: Flash flooding and heavy rainfall to smash into Mexico | World | News

A low pressure system could soon develop into a tropical depression of the coast of Mexico. The powerful weather system is currently located about 200 miles (321km) south of the southern coast of the nation. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the disturbance continues to produce a large area of cloudiness of thunderstorms.

Although not a hurricane yet, NOAA predicts a formation change through the next 48 hours.

With a certainty of 80 percent, it is likely to form into a tropical depression.

According to weather service AccuWeather, the disturbed system is forecast to further develop into a hurricane later this week.

NOAA wrote in its latest advisory: “Environmental conditions are conducive for development, and a tropical depression is likely to form during the next day or so while the low moves west-northwestward at about 10mph, parallel to and just offshore of the coast of Mexico.“

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Moisture associated with the disturbance could produce heavy rainfall and possible flash flooding across portions of Guatemala and southeastern Mexico during the next couple of days.

AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski said: “We expect this near-coast feature to parallel the western coast of Mexico this week.

“Whether it makes landfall along the Mexico coast at some point is highly uncertain, so all interests along the coast are encouraged to monitor the movement of this evolving tropical feature.”

Even in lieu of landfall, as the system becomes stronger, winds and seas will build along part of the west coast of Mexico.

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Rain and thunderstorms will also brush the coast as the week progresses.

Next week, the feature may travel northwestward and parallel Mexico’s Baja Peninsula for a time.

However, after this the powerful storm enters colder water and is likely to diminish before reaching the coast of California, USA.

Further west over the Pacific Ocean, another area of disturbance is forming.

According to NOAA the low pressure system is located more than 900 miles southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula.

This feature has an 80 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression or storm over the next five days.

It is currently producing disorganised showers and a few thunderstorms, but environmental conditions are expected to become more conducive for development by mid-week.

A tropical depression is likely to form during the next few days while the system moves westward to west-northwestward at about 10mph (16km).

AccuWeather reports it is possible this feature brings an eventual uptick in showers and thunderstorms, as well as building surf, to Hawaii early next week.

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