Published On: Sun, Sep 29th, 2019

Tropical storm Narda: Disturbance in Eastern Pacific to batter Mexico west coast | World | News

Tropical Storm Narda is the latest intense weather system to develop in the Pacific, and one of two systems currently swirling around the Americas. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) noted Narda beginning to develop yesterday, naming the tropical disturbance Tropical Cyclone 16. Since then, the storm has quickly developed and is now whipping up strong winds in the Pacific. The storm is expected to brush the coast of Mexico over the next 48 hours, intensifying as it tracks north.

The latest warning for the NOAA’s National Hurricane Centre (NHC) warns Narda will strengthen over the next 48 hours.

The NHC said: “At 100 AM CDT (0600 UTC), the centre of Tropical Storm Narda was located near latitude 15.9 North, longitude 100.9 West.

“Narda is moving toward the northwest near 9 mph (15 km/h).

“This motion is expected to continue over the next couple of days, bringing Narda very near or over the southwestern coast of Mexico.”

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“Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts.

“Some slight strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

“However, if the centre moves closer to the coast and interacts with the high terrain of Mexico, weakening could occur.

“Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km) to the southeast of the centre.”

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The NOAA has released one tropical storm warning for Acapulco and Cabo Corrientes on Mexico’s west coast.

The warning suggests tropical storm conditions (wind speeds of 39 to 75mph) will arrive in the next 12 to 24 hours.

While Narda drifts through the eastern Pacific, Hurricane Lorenzo is gathering steam in the Atlantic.

The storm, which ignited in the Atlantic Ocean last week, is now a category 4 system and could present a threat to the Azores islands before its remnants brush the UK.

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According to the NHC, Lorenzo is expected to weaken but still presents a threat as it moves northeast.

They said: “Maximum sustained winds are near 155 mph (250 km/h) with higher gusts.

“Lorenzo is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

“Although gradual weakening is forecast, Lorenzo is expected to be a large and powerful hurricane as it approaches the Azores.”

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