The storm system we have been monitoring in the Eastern Pacific, off the coast of Central America and Southern Mexico, strengthened earlier today (11 June 2015) to become Tropical Storm CARLOS the 3rd named tropical cyclone of the 2015 East Pacific hurricane season.The storm was located some 200 km to the south of Acapulco, Mexico and is expected to move parallel to the coastline toward the NNW for the next 24 – 48 hours. All interests along the Pacific coastal region of Mexico from Acapulco to Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas should brace for heavy rains, storm surge and bad weather, and monitor the progress of Carlos closely. Following in the wake of Tropical Storm Carlos there is a large cell of stormy weather off the coast of Central America, which is being fed by a train of tropical waves and storm cells moving westward along ‘hurricane alley’ and extending to the eastern Atlantic and Equatorial Africa. These are the seeds that may fuel additional stormy weather in the Eastern Pacific sub-basin in days to come.
Concurrently with T.S. Carlos some 17,000 km to the east in the Arabian Sea Tropical Storm ASHOBAA is 200 km east of the coast of central Oman, where it is projected to make landfall some time tomorrow 12 June 2015.
Future tropical cyclone activity should be expected over the warm waters of the oceans in our Earth’s northern hemisphere. Let us remain alert, be prepared and always practice mitigation!