(CNN Spanish) — The latest weather advisory from Mexico’s environmental authorities in coordination with the Meteorological Service shows Beatriz as a tropical storm, as of 3 a.m. local time.
The bulletin warns of heavy rains in Colima, Jalisco, Michoacán and Nayarit.
It also stipulates that Mexican authorities, “in coordination with the National Hurricane Center in Miami, maintain a tropical storm avoidance zone from Manzanillo, Colima, to Punta Mita, Nayarit, and a tropical storm watch zone from Punta Mita to San Blas, both in Nayarit, as well as the Marías Islands”.
He reiterates to the public the call to alert for the possibility of electric storms, landslides and floods.
Beatriz is the second recorded tropical system in the Pacific this season, after Hurricane Adrián.
For this cyclone season, authorities have estimated 16 to 22 cyclones nominated for the Pacific (Adrián is the first) and 10 to 16 cyclones nominated for the Atlantic (where there are currently three).
Of those 16 to 22 named cyclones in the Pacific, four to six Category 1 or 2 hurricanes are forecast, making Beatriz the second such hurricane in the 2023 forecast.
With information from Uriel Blanco, Sebastián Jiménez, Fidel Gutiérrez and Taylor Ward