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Hurricane Bud causing torrential rains, extreme waves along Pacific

The National Meteorological Service (SMN) reported Tuesday that Hurricane Bud has intensified to Category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

The agency says that cloud bands from the system continue to favor the potential of intense and even torrential rains in Jalisco, Colima, Michoacán, Nayarit, Sinaloa and Durango.

Hurricane Bud began to pass Mexico’s coast Monday afternoon, bringing heavy rains and intense winds with it. High, crashing waves forced hotels, residents and small business owners to scramble securing what they could from the beach areas.

Torrential storms are still being forecast by the National Meteorological Service for Michoacán and the coast and the south of Jalisco and Colima.

The moisture input generated by the system will cause intense storms in the east and south of Nayarit and Puebla, the mountainous areas of Veracruz, the west of Guerrero, the center and east of Oaxaca and the center and south of Chiapas.

Wind gusts of 60 to 80 kilometers per hour and high waves of 3 to 5 meters are estimated in the coasts of Michoacán, Colima and Jalisco, and waves of 2 to 3 meters on the coast of Nayarit.

On Tuesday morning, Hurricane Bud was being tracked 365 kilometers west-southwest of Playa Pérula, Jalisco, and 545 km south-southeast of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur with maximum sustained winds of 215 km / hour and gusts of 260 km / hour.

The surveillance zone is being maintained for Manzanillo, Colima up to Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco. The meteorological service is recommending that people located in these areas take extreme caution and heed the recommendations issued by authorities of the National System of Civil Protection for each state.