By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James
Tropical Cyclone 05E (Darby)…is located about 905 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California
Tropical Cyclone 05E (Darby)
Advisory number 6
DARBY STRENGTHENS INTO A HURRICANE
Darby is moving toward the west near 17 mph (28 km/h). A westward motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days, followed by a gradual turn toward the west-northwest by Wednesday.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is expected during the next day or so, followed by some weakening by midweek.
Darby is a small tropical cyclone. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 10 miles (20 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km).
>>> Offshore of southern Mexico:
An area of low pressure is forecast to form south of the southern coast of Mexico by mid-week.
Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for gradual development thereafter, and this system could become a tropical depression by late this week.
The disturbance is forecast to move westward to west-northwestward at 10
to 15 mph, remaining offshore of the southern coast of Mexico.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…near 0 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…medium…50 percent
Central East Pacific:
There are no active tropical cyclones, nor any areas of disturbed weather being investigated in the north central Pacific by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC)
The National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Darby centered about 2400 miles east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii. Tropical Storm Darby is expected to move into the Central Pacific Hurricane Center area of responsibility late Thursday.
>>> Northwest and Southwest Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea
There are no tropical cyclones, nor any areas of disturbed weather being investigated by the JTWC.