Bud now category 4 hurricane; weakening expected today

  • Bud now category 4 hurricane; weakening expected today

Bud now category 4 hurricane; weakening expected today

According to the latest National Hurricane Center forecast, Bud's centre will approach Los Cabos, at the southern tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula, on Thursday or Friday.

The track forecast brings the center of Bud closest to the southern tip of Baja California and the area around Cabo San Lucas from Thursday into Friday morning, when maximum sustained winds are predicted to be about 55 miles per hour.

While the National Hurricane Center is giving it a low chance of formation in the next 2-5 days, there may be potential form development farther out as the system moves towards the western Gulf of Mexico. This media house does not correct any spelling or grammatical error within press releases and commentaries.

Hurricane Aletta rapidly intensified to Category 4 intensity, but is quickly weakening.

"These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides", the NHC said.

The hot eastern Pacific hurricane season turned hotter early Tuesday.

The center said the hurricane's core still could generate unsafe heavy surf and rip currents over the coming days.

It's not unusual for the Eastern Pacific season's first storm to be a Category 4 hurricane.

A tropical storm watch was issued for the southwestern coast of Mexico from Manzanillo to Cabo Corrientes, popular resort areas.

Hurricane Bud grew into a Category 4 storm with winds of 130 miles per hour off Mexico's Pacific coast on Tuesday.

Up to nine hurricanes and four "major" depressions with sustained winds of at least 100mph have been predicted by U.S. government, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). A near-normal season has three to five tropical cyclones, and an above-normal season has six or more tropical cyclones, according to the NOAA.