Tropical storm Genevieve, which formed over the Pacific ocean off the coast of Mexico, strengthened to a category one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale on Monday. This was reported on Twitter by the weather service of the Latin American country.
The cyclone is currently located 390 km south of the city of Manzanillo in the state of Colima and is moving West at a speed of 8.3 m/s. The wind speed within its limits is 36 m/s with gusts up to 45.8 m/s. The hurricane is expected to bring heavy rains to regions such as Guerrero, Colima, Michoacan, Oaxaca, and Jalisco, and the wave height on the West coast of the Republic will be up to five meters. According to current forecasts, the hurricane may strengthen to the fourth category, but it will not reach the territory of Mexico.
The authorities called on the population of potentially vulnerable areas to observe increased precautions and follow the warnings of the civil defense forces.