After making an unusual crossover into the Pacific Ocean from the Caribbean, Hurricane Bonnie gave rise to a Category 3 storm on Tuesday as it made its way along Mexico’s southern coast.
Forecasters said,” the hurricane will pose no direct threat to land as it generally heads west farther into the Pacific. But the National Hurricane Center warned that swells generated by Bonnie will affect portions of the coasts of southern and southwestern Mexico during the next day or two.”
“These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions,” the hurricane center announced.
As the hurricane season has arrived, people will hear the names Fiona, Julia, and Walter soon.
Bonnie possessed utmost sustained winds of 115 mph late Tuesday afternoon, which makes it a Category 3 “major” hurricane. It’s the first hurricane of the 2022 eastern Pacific hurricane season.
At 5 p.m. EDT, it was spotted 340 miles south of Cabo Corrientes, Mexico, and was shifting west-northwest at 15 mph.
The storm resulted in heavy flooding while crossing sodden Nicaragua over the weekend after making landfall as a tropical storm on the country’s Caribbean coast on Friday.
“Two people were killed in separate events related to flooding,” Nicaragua’s army said.