Category 3 Hurricane Bud heads north off Mexican coast


The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Bud was a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph (185 kph) and was centered about 310 miles (495 kilometers) south-southeast of Cabo San Lucas at the peninsula's southern tip. It was located about 255 miles from Manzanillo, Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said.

Rainfall of 3 to 6 inches (75 to 150 millimeters), with isolated patches of 10 inches (250 millimeters), was possible over much of the region. This media house does not correct any spelling or grammatical error within press releases and commentaries.

As mentioned earlier, Bud has begun its weakening phase, as it begins to track over cooler ocean water.

The heavy rain could cause deadly flash floods and mudslides, the NHC said.

Both the Atlantic Hurricane Season and Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season are underway.

Mexican experts said Bud - the second hurricane of the Pacific season - could make landfall on Friday in the tourist haven of Cabo San Lucas, but as a tropical storm.

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Up to nine hurricanes and four "major" depressions with sustained winds of at least 100mph have been predicted by USA government, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The National Hurricane Center noted winds, heavy rain and risky ocean swells are likely.

The Weather Channel said predicted it would be a tropical storm when it arrives in Baja California Sur.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Bud had maximum sustained winds of 115 miles per hour (185 kph) Monday morning.

It is expected to have weakened to a tropical storm by the with periods of rain and gusty winds.