Mexico is bracing itself for the arrival of Willa, a tropical storm, which in the meantime has grown to a category 4 (on a scale of 5). Wind speeds are expected as high as 170 mph. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has called Willa “an extremely dangerous” storm.
Willa would hit the shore at Tuesday afternoon or evening. The west coast of Mexico will be affected. There will be fierce gusts and plenty of rain. The natural phenomenon is “potentially fatal”, warns the NHC.
Tourist areas affected
The Mexican government has put a large area of the Playa Pérula to Bahia Tepehuayas under ‘increased attention’. The area is popular also among tourists. Willa will be not the last storm. Another one is forming: Vicente. It is less powerful, with wind speeds up to 85 miles per hour, and would possible further weaken though.