Information on hurricane Agatha, due to make landfall on the southern Pacific coast of Mexico on Monday 30 May
Hurricane Agatha is expected to make landfall on the southern Pacific coast of Mexico on Monday 30th May in the afternoon. A hurricane warning is in effect for the coast of Oaxaca, between Lagunas de Chacahua and Salina Cruz. The hurricane is also expected to affect the coasts of Chiapas and the southern part of Guerrero.
After forming on Sunday, Agatha quickly gained power, and it was predicted to make landfall as a powerful Category 3 hurricane Monday afternoon or evening. It was moving toward the area near Puerto Escondido and Puerto Angel in the southern state of Oaxaca — a region that includes the laid-back tourist resorts of Huatulco, Mazunte and Zipolite.
The hurricane season normally runs from June to November and affects both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. Be aware that effects of tropical storms and hurricanes can span hundreds of miles from the centre of the storm, causing flooding, landslides and disruption to local services, including transport. You should follow the advice of the local authorities
Monitor local and international weather updates from the US National Hurricane Center and check with the local authorities or your tour operator for any changes to your travel plans.