Hurricane Brass heads to the sea in southern Mexico


Mexico City — Hurricane Brass was heading for the ocean off the coast of Mexico’s South Pacific on Friday, but tropical cyclones also formed off Central America.

Depression is predicted to become a tropical cyclone as it approaches El Salvador and Guatemala before leaving the land on weekends.

However, the US National Hurricane Center warned that “heavy rains are likely to occur in parts of Central America, regardless of how close the tropical cyclone winds are to the coast.”

El Salvador officials said six people died during a week of rain affected by brass and other meteorological systems.

According to the Hurricane Center, the maximum wind speed for brass was 85 mph (140 km) in the middle of the afternoon. It was in the center of Manzanillo, about 250 miles west-southwest, heading west-northwest at 8 miles per hour.

Forecasters expected Brass to begin to weaken as it stayed in the open sea on Friday night and moved further into the Pacific Ocean. However, they added that the hurricane is causing dangerous waves on the Pacific coast.

The area was devastated when Hurricane Agatha landed near Puerto Angel on May 30 and reached a maximum wind speed of 105 mph. Officials said at least nine people were killed in floods and landslides caused by heavy rains in Agatha, and five others were suspected of missing.

Associated Press

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