The Pacific region of Mexico continues to take a beating as Hurricane Bud passes by the coast as an intensified Category 4 hurricane.
The National Meteorological Service (SMN) reported this morning that Hurricane Bud has intensified to category 4 as measured by the Saffir-Simpson scale, adding that its cloud bands show potential for intense rains to torrential in Jalisco, Colima, Michoacán and Nayarit, as well as Sinaloa and Durango.
In the most recent warning issued by the agency, they say that the hurricane is located 360 kilometers west-southwest of Playa Perula, Jalisco, 365 kilometers southwest of Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco and 560 kilometers south-southeast of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur.
The agency is reporting Hurricane Bud’s sustained winds are 215 kilometers per hour with gusts of 260 kilometers per hour, moving northwest at 11 kilometers per hour.
As the hurricane passes, it is causing wind guests on land of between 60 to 80 kilometers per hour with three to five meter waves along the coasts of Michoacán, Colima and Jalisco. Beach and coastal areas of Nayarit and Guerrero are seeing waves from two to three meters high.
Due to the conditions, the National Meteorological Service is recommending the general population take extreme precautions in the areas of these states for rain, wind and waves, including maritime navigation, and to comply with the recommendations issued by the authorities of the National Civil Protection System for each state.