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WMO will examine whether Hurricane Patricia, which made landfall in Mexico on 24 October, set a new record as the most intense tropical cyclone in the Western Hemisphere.
According to the U.S. National Hurricane Center, which is WMO’s Regional Specialized Meteorological Center, Patricia made landfall at about 615 PM CDT (2315 UTC) in a sparsely populated area near Cuixmala with maximum sustained winds estimated at 145 kt/165 mph. It weakened rapidly as it hit the mountains.
Category Five Hurricane Patricia is the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Eastern North Pacific and Atlantic regions.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC), which is WMO’s Regional Specialized Meteorological Center, is warning of a “potentially catastrophic landfall” in southwestern Mexico between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo later Friday.
Mexican authorities have declared a state of emergency in the affected areas. Mexico’s National Meteorological and Hydrological Service, CONAGUA, is issuing constantly updated bulletins and public safety advice.