Hurricane forecasters watching another wave of storms stirring in the Caribbean

  • Hurricane forecasters watching another wave of storms stirring in the Caribbean

Hurricane forecasters watching another wave of storms stirring in the Caribbean

At the bottom left is Hurricane Bud in the eastern Pacific.

The NHC alert said: "At 9am MDT (2pm GMT) the eye of Hurricane Bud was located near latitude 16.7 North, longitude 106.8 West. Bud is moving toward the northwest near 7 miles per hour (11 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue today and tonight with a decrease in forward speed". It is expected to continue moving northwest today and tonight with a drop in forward speed.

"Bud is now a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale". According to the NHC, Hurricane Bud is expected to move north-northwest on Tuesday into the midweek.

"On the forecast track, the core of Bud and its stronger winds are expected to remain well offshore of the southwestern coast of mainland Mexico". Rainfall of 3 to 6 inches (75 to 150 millimeters), with isolated patches of 10 inches (250 millimeters), was possible into Tuesday afternoon.

A tropical storm watch is in effect from Manzanillo to Cabo Correintes.

A disorganized area of weather over the Caribbean Sea has a 20 percent chance of tropical development in the next five days as it moves northwestward toward the Gulf of Mexico.

Meanwhile, Tropical Depression Aletta is expected to become a remnant by late Monday, the NHC said in an early-morning advisory.

In an average season, the Atlantic Basin will experience 12 tropical storms, six hurricanes, and two major hurricanes.

Hurricane Bud's probable path off Mexico's Pacific coast is displayed in this graphic from the National Weather Service. It was about 600 miles (965 kilometres) southwest of the southern tip of Baja California.