Home

Hurricane Willa Expected To Make Dangerous Landfall in Mexico

By Sharelle Burt

Share

Overnight, Hurricane Willa is predicted to become a dangerous Category 5 storm that’ll pound Mexico’s coast between Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta within next few days.

 

Willa is said to bring life-threatening storm surge, wind, and rainfall over parts of southwestern and west-central Mexico beginning on Tuesday. According to the U.S. National Hurricane Center, if Willa becomes a Category 5, it will generate life-threatening surf and rip tide conditions.

 

Warnings were posted along Mexico’s western coast between San Blas and Mazatlan, including Las Islas Marias. Tropical storm warnings ranged from Playa Perula north to San Blas and Mazatlan north to Bahia Tempehuaya. The center said Willa is expected make landfall late Tuesday or early Wednesday.

 

By early this morning, Willa had maximum sustained winds of 155 mph (249 kph) and was centered about 230 miles (370 kilometers) south of Las Islas Marias and 175 miles (280 kilometers) south-southwest of Cabo Corrientes. It was moving north at 7 mph (11 kph). The hurricane center said 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30.5 centimeters) of rain can be expected, with some places seeing up to 18 inches (46 centimeters) on parts of Mexico’s western Jalisco, western Nayarit, and southern Sinaloa states. Flash flood warnings and landslides are expected in the mountainous areas. In the southern part of Mexico, tropical storm Vicente died down but is still expected to give heavy rainfall and flooding over parts of southern and southwestern Mexico.

 

The storm is putting a damper on travel plans for thousands. At least one cruise ship, Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Bliss, switched its plans after departing Saturday from the Port of Los Angeles. The ship is now heading north, visiting San Francisco, San Diego, and Ensenada, instead of Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, and Cabo San Lucas.

 

Hurricane Willa is the tenth of the 2018 Northeast Pacific hurricane season. As of October 20, there have been 22 named storms.


Share
Travel Noire

Sharelle Burt

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

This Hotel In Mexico Lets You Sleep In A Tequila Barrel

This Hotel In Mexico Lets You Sleep In A Tequila Barrel

If you’re looking for a unique experience during your next vacation, then consider ditching your bed and opting to sleep in a giant tequila barrel instead. Related Post: Best All-Inclusive Resorts In Mexico The Matices Hotel de Barricas, located in the town of Tequila, Mexico, is allowing tequila fans the opportunity to immerse themselves in […]

Parker Diakite

Trump’s Threat To Shutdown Mexican Border Could Affect Travel

Trump’s Threat To Shutdown Mexican Border Could Affect Travel

In yet another recent Twitter outburst, President Trump threatened to shut down the Mexican border claiming that “our detention areas are maxed out and we will take no more illegals.” He also claimed that the border shutdown would “help us with stopping the drug flow from Mexico.” With 50 border crossing points along the Mexico-U.S. […]

Leah Freeman-Haskin

Get Paid To Travel The World And Eat Vegan Food

Get Paid To Travel The World And Eat Vegan Food

It’s not every day that you find your dream career. For those who love food and travel, this could be it. Vibrant Vegan Co., a new London-based vegan subscription food delivery service, wants to pay you $66,000 a year to travel the world and eat vegan food. No lie. The Director of Taste position is […]

Leah Freeman-Haskin