Hurricane Bud Moving Away From Mexico; Tropical Storm Watches Issued

(Graphic by the National Hurricane Center) Graphic by the National Hurricane Center

Hurricane Bud, the second major hurricane of the season in the Pacific, is moving away from Mexico, the latest forecasts indicate, but high winds and heavy rains are prompting tropical storm watches in the area.

According to the National Hurricane Center, the center of the storm is currently about 450 miles south – southeast of the southern tip of Baja California, moving gradually away from the southwestern coast of mainland Mexico.

With maximum sustained winds of 120 miles per hour, Bud is a category 3 hurricane. The National Hurricane Center reports that it is expecting the storm to turn toward the north-northwest on Tuesday, with that motion continuing generally into the mid-week. That move means that the core of Hurricane Bud and its stronger winds are expected to move away from mainland Mexico’s southwestern coast.

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The National Hurricane Center is warning travelers to expect heavy rain, with potential accumulations of three to six inches across much of southwestern Mexico, with the possibility of flash flooding and mudslides. High winds are also possible, leading to dangerous surf and rip current conditions. A tropical storm watch is in effect for an area ranging from Manzanillo to Cabo Corrientes.

Thus far major airlines have not issued any flight change waivers due to the storm.

Keep visiting www.travelagentcentral.com for further updates to this developing story.

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