Cyclone Kay Hits West Mexico

Sera Sefeti

September 10, 2022


he cloud bands of tropical storm Kay, which remains off the west coast of the Mexican state of Baja California, will continue to cause intense rains and very strong downpours in Sonora, northwest of the country, the National Meteorological Service reported Friday.

In a statement, the services said that on Friday night and during the early hours of Saturday, Kay’s cloud bands would produce torrential rains (from 150 millimeters to 250 millimeters) in Baja California, intense downpours (from 75 millimeters to 150 millimeters) in northwestern Sonora and scattered showers (from 5 millimeters to 25 millimeters) in Baja California Sur.

In addition, it forecast winds with gusts of 60 kmph to 80 kmph on the western coast of Baja California, as well as gusts of 50 kmph to 70 kmph in the north of the Gulf of California and northwest of Sonora, with waves from 1 meter to 3 meters high on the west coast of Baja California and the north of the Gulf of California.