translated from Spanish: Tropical Storm Christopher stalks the Gulf of Mexico

Miami.- Tropical Storm Cristóbal, the third of the Atlantic hurricane season, formed on Tuesday near Campeche Bay in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Cristóbal advances slowly with sustained maximum winds of 40 miles per hour, according to the Miami-based federal agency.

The tropical storm lies about 150 miles west southwest of Campeche and 135 miles northeast of Coatzlacoalcos, both in Mexico, and moved west at 3 miles per hour. The CNH issued tropical storm warnings from Campeche to the port of Veracruz in Mexico.Before becoming a tropical storm, the tropical depression «Three» was already venting heavy rains and causing flooding in different areas of Mexico and Centroamérica.Se expects a slow movement to the southwest or south in the remainder of the day and that the center of the system remains close to the coast of the south of the bay of Campeche from today.

About to be born #Cristóbal. More rain for the peninsula. The NHC indicates that there is a 90% chance of cyclonic development in the Gulf of Mexico in the coming hours. It’s possible that by the end of the afternoon we’ll already have a new cyclone. pic.twitter.com/sTs4KMKoQ6— Yucatan Meteorology (@ClimaYucatan)
June 1, 2020

An increase in wind strength is also forecast over the next 48 hours. By the weekend it would start moving north through the Gulf of Mexico but, according to the NHC, it’s early to say how it can affect the coastal U.S. states in that area.» Three» was a low pressure system derived from Tropical Storm Amanda, which formed in the Pacific at the weekend, and now in Christopher.
The season, according to all forecasts, will be more active than normal, officially began on Monday, June 1, but tropical storms Arthur and Bertha formed in May.According to meteorologists, this year will be 13 to 19 tropical storms, of which 6 to 10 could turn into hurricanes. And of those hurricanes of three to six could become larger, that is, with sustained maximum winds of 111m/h or more.

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