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Hurricane Genevieve intensifies category

Hurricane Genevieve rose to category 2 on the Saffir-Simpson scale in the Pacific on Monday with an alert for rain, wind and waves for the western states, the National Meteorological Service (SMN) reported.

The cyclone, which just hours before went from a tropical storm to a category 1 hurricane, is located 360 kilometers south-southwest of the port of Manzanillo, Colima, and 805 kilometers southeast of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, the SMN detailed .

The phenomenon has maximum sustained winds of 160 kilometers per hour, with gusts of 185 kilometers per hour and a movement towards the west-northwest at 30 kilometers per hour.

The agency also warned of “intense rains” of 75 to 150 millimeters in Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán, Nayarit and Oaxaca, gusts of winds of 70 to 80 kilometers per hour, and waves of three to five meters high on the coasts. from Colima, Guerrero and Michoacán.

He also anticipated gusts of 60 to 70 kilometers per hour and waves of two to four meters on the coast of Jalisco and Oaxaca.

The SMN predicted that Genevieve will reach category 3 this Tuesday and category 4 this Wednesday, when it is in one of its points closest to Baja California Sur.

“Due to the proximity and trajectory of Genevieve to Mexican coasts, a surveillance zone remains from Los Barriles to Todos Santos, in the south of the Baja California Peninsula. The forecast models indicate that, in the next 24 hours, the hurricane will will intensify, “he reported.

With Genevieve, the Pacific has seven named cyclones this season.