The eye of hurricane Enrique is located in front of Mexico

(Reuters) – The eye of Hurricane Enrique was located on Sunday afternoon off the coast of the Mexican Pacific, which caused the issuance of an alert in a coastal area of ​​the western state of Jalisco, reported the National Hurricane Center of the United States (NHC, for its acronym). in English).

The most recent report of the agency detailed that the meteorological phenomenon was located at 16:00 local time (2100 GMT) about 155 kilometers south of Cabo Corrientes, in the state of Jalisco, and about 615 kilometers southeast of Cabo San Lucas, in the Baja California peninsula.

An NHC surveillance advisory was in effect from the important tourist center and cargo seaport of Manzanillo, in Colima state, to Playa Pérula, in Jalisco. But from that point to Cabo Corrientes the hurricane effects alert, also issued by the Mexican government, was valid.

“A slight strengthening is possible tonight,” the NHC said. “Enrique is expected to start to weaken on Monday and continue to weaken early in the week.”

A tropical storm alert was also maintained from Punta San Telmo, in the coastal state of Michoacán, to the exclusive Punta Mita resort, in Nayarit, a stretch that includes the important tourist port of Puerto Vallarta. On Monday, Enrique would arrive weakened in Los Cabos, in Baja California Sur, another important beach destination visited by Americans.

The NHC claimed that Enrique, which generated sustained winds of up to 150 kilometers per hour, was moving north at 13 kilometers per hour and predicted that it would later turn north-northwest and later northwest.

The torrential rains caused by Enrique “could produce floods and landslides,” the NHC warned, mainly over Colima, the coasts of Jalisco and Michoacán and the north of Guerrero, where two people have died due to the high waves, according to reports from the local press.

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