MIAMI.- The tropical storm “Christopher”, the third of the Atlantic hurricane season, formed today near the bay of Campeche, in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the United States National Hurricane Center (NHC).
“Cristobal” advance slowly with maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (km / h), according to the federal agency, based in Miami.
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The tropical storm lies 245 km south-west of Campeche already 215 km northeast of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, and is moving in a westerly direction at 6 km / h.
The CNH issued tropical storm warnings from Campeche to the port of Veracruz.
Heavy rains in the region
Before growing in category tropical depression 3 was already unloading heavy rains and causing floods in different areas of Mexico and Central America.
A slow movement to the South-West or South in the remainder of the day and that the center of the system remains near the southern coast of the bay of Campeche from today until Thursday.
There is also a forecast increased wind forces in the next 48 hours.
The weekend would move North
For the weekend I would start to move north through the Gulf of Mexico But, according to the CNH, it is early to say how it can affect the American coastal states in that area.
Tropical Depression 3 was a low pressure system stemming from Tropical Storm “Amanda”, which formed in the Pacific over the weekend, and is now “Christopher”.
Active hurricane season
The season that, according to all forecasts, will be more active than normal It officially started this Monday, June 1, but tropical storms “Arthur” and “Bertha” formed in May.
According to meteorologists, this year there will be 13 to 19 tropical storms with winds of 62 km / h, of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes, with winds of 119 km / h.
And from hurricanes 3 to 6 they could become greater, that is, with maximum sustained winds of 178 km / h or more.
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