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27 Sep 2018 | 12:11 PM UTC

Mexico: Storm Rosa approaching Baja California

Mexico News Alert

Hurricane Rosa expected to weaken into tropical storm before making landfall in the Baja Peninsula on October 2; monitor weather forecasts

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/27/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/3/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Mexico_City). COUNTRY/REGION Baja California, Baja California Sur

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Event

According to the US-based National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Rosa was located approximately 780 km (485 mi) southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula as of 03:00 (local time) on Thursday, September 27. According to the latest forecasts, Rosa is expected to weaken into a tropical storm before making landfall on Tuesday, October 2, on the northwestern coast of the peninsula. No storm alerts are in effect for the moment.

Rosa could potentially bring heavy rain and flooding to the region early next week, along with strong winds and dangerous surf. Associated transportation disruptions are also possible.

Context

The Pacific Hurricane Season extends from May 15 to November 30 (and the Atlantic Hurricane Season from June 1 to November 30), with the largest concentration of storms typically occurring between August and October.

Advice

Individuals in the above areas are advised to follow local weather forecasts and adhere to any advice issued by regional authorities. In the event of flooding, keep in mind that driving or walking through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.

 

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