Hurricane Bud: Path, models, latest forecast of Category 3 hurricane today

James Marshall
June 12, 2018

Bud has 120 miles per hour maximum sustained winds and is moving northwest at 7 miles per hour, the NHC said.

The hurricane is moving north-west at about 10mph - a course it is expected to take until mid-week, the NHC said. However, there might be some development when the system moves into the southwestern Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week.

Hurricane Bud, the second official hurricane in the eastern Pacific Ocean, upgraded to a Category 3 storm on Monday, June 11.

Forecasters say Bud is expected to strengthen further before a slow weakening trend starts Tuesday. Rainfall of 3 to 6 inches (75 to 150 millimeters), with isolated patches of 10 inches (250 millimeters), was possible into Tuesday afternoon.

The rain could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, forecasters said.

In an average season, the Atlantic Basin will experience 12 tropical storms, six hurricanes, and two major hurricanes.

"Swells generated by Bud will continue to affect portions of the coast of southwestern Mexico during the next few days", the NHC said.

Meanwhile, Tropical Depression Aletta is expected to become a remnant by late Monday, the NHC said in an early-morning advisory.

On top of Irma and Maria, powerful category 4 hurricane Harvey inflicted $125billion worth of damage, mostly from catastrophic flooding in Houston, Texas, between August and September a year ago.

"Significantly cooler waters around the southern tip of Baja California should reduce Bud's intensity below hurricane status before it reaches that land", the centre said.

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