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Offbeat Category 3 Hurricane Bud heads north off Mexican coast

18:08  11 june  2018
18:08  11 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Hurricane Bud has weakened to a category 2 storm as it heads towards an area of beach resorts and small mountain villages on Mexico 's Pacific coast stretching south from Puerto Vallarta. A hurricane warning was in place for Mexico 's Pacific coast , from Manzanillo north -west to Cabo Corrientes.

Hurricane Bud , the first hurricane and second named storm of the 2012 season, weakened to a Category 2 storm as it headed early Friday toward an area of beach resorts and small mountain villages on Mexico ’s coast .

Hurricane Bud off the coast of Mexico © National Hurricane Center Hurricane Bud off the coast of Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Hurricane Bud grew to Category 3 force off Mexico's Pacific coast on Monday, but forecasters said it was likely to weaken before a possible brush with the resort-dotted southern tip of the Baja California peninsula late in the week.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Bud had maximum sustained winds of 115 mph (185 kph) Monday morning. It was centered about 235 miles (380 kilometers) southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, and was moving northwest at 10 mph (17 kph).

Forecasters said Bud was expected to strengthen further before a slow weakening trend starts Tuesday.

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(AP) PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico - Hurricane Bud continued to weaken early Friday, but remained a Category 2 storm as it headed toward a string of laid-back beach resorts and small mountain villages on Mexico 's Pacific coast south of Puerto Vallarta.

San Francisco East Bay South Bay Peninsula North Bay. Hurricane Bud is strengthening at this hour off the western coast of Mexico . Bud is expected to become a Category 2 Hurricane by Monday, with winds of 110mph.

"Significantly cooler waters around the southern tip of Baja California should reduce Bud's intensity below hurricane status before it reaches that land," the center said.

The Hurricane Center said the storm could generate swells that cause life-threatening surf and rip currents over the coming days along Mexico's southwestern coast. Rainfall of 3 to 6 inches (75 to 150 millimeters), with isolated patches of 10 inches (250 millimeters), was possible into Tuesday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Aletta's winds were down to 40 mph (65 kph) and it was predicted to dissipate by late Monday or early Tuesday. The storm peaked on Friday as a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 140 mph (220 kph). It was about 600 miles (965 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of Baja California.

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