Hurricane Barbara - now measuring as a category 2 storm - is forecast to become a Category 3 storm on Tuesday, July 2, and is approaching Mexico's western coast. Barbara was located approximately 1695 km (1053 mi) southwest of the southern tip of Baja California as of 20:00 (local time) on Monday, July 1. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 110 mph (175 km/h) with higher gusts. It will later weaken by Friday, July 5.
Mexico's 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.
Individuals in Mexico are advised to follow weather forecasts issued by the Mexican weather service in the coming hours and days and adhere to any advice issued by regional authorities (e.g. potential evacuation orders). 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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