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12 June 2018, 09:25 | Edward Lowe
Tropical Storm Bud
It was centred about 235 miles (380 kilometres) southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, and was moving northwest at 10 mph (17 kph).
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. According to the NHC, Hurricane Bud is expected to move north-northwest on Tuesday into the midweek.
"Some additional strengthening is possible today, but a slow weakening trend is expected to begin on Tuesday", the NHC said.
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At Category 3, Bud was classified as a major hurricane. It is expected to bring rain to much of southwestern Mexico, with isolated amounts of 10 inches.
An area of clouds, rain, and low pressure in the southern Caribbean Sea has a small chance of becoming a tropical depression or tropical storm in the next 5 days.
The storm is expected to generate 3 to 6 inches of rain in southwestern Mexico, the NHC said, warning of possible flash floods and mud slides.
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The center said the hurricane's core was moving farther from Mexico's southwestern coast but still could generate unsafe heavy surf and rip currents over the coming days. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Aletta weakened into remnant low-pressure system in the Pacific, far from the Mexican coast.
In an average season, the Atlantic Basin will experience 12 tropical storms, six hurricanes, and two major hurricanes. The depression is now located about 665 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour.
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