Hurricane Bud strengthening off western coast of Mexico

Hurricane Bud strengthening off western coast of Mexico

Pablo Tucker
June 12, 2018

Hurricane Bud has grown to a category four hurricane but is still expected to get weaker as it approaches Mexico and the Southwestern United States, the National Hurricane Center's latest advisory says.

Rain from the outskirts of Hurricane Bud fell on Acapulco, Mexico, on Monday, June 11, 2018.

While just last week, Hurricane Aletta kicked off the hurricane season, Hurricane Bud is already strengthening and brewing off the coast of western Mexico, according to an AccuWeather report.

The center said the hurricane's core still could generate risky heavy surf and rip currents over the coming days.

Hurricane Bud, now swirling off the west coast of Mexico, is forecast to strengthen into a major hurricane and impact both Mexico and the Southwest U.S. over the next few days.

"These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides", the NHC said.

The second Eastern North Pacific hurricane of the season is whipping up 120 miles per hour winds but moving at a glacial pace of about 7 miles per hour.

On top of Irma and Maria, powerful category 4 hurricane Harvey inflicted $125billion worth of damage, mostly from catastrophic flooding in Houston, Texas, between August and September previous year.

As of Monday afternoon the disturbance consisted of an area of rain and storms over the southwestern Caribbean along with a tropical wave over northwest Venezuela. Maximum sustained winds were 215 kilometers per hour.

The eastern Pacific hurricane season is forecast to be quite active, thanks in part to a developing El Niño.

When Tropical Depression Three-E becomes a tropical storm, it will earn the name Bud.

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