Puerto Vallarta Areas Brace For Lidia Hurricane, Airlines Canceling Flights

Puerto Vallarta Areas Brace For Lidia Hurricane, Airlines Canceling Flights

On the afternoon of this Monday, October 9, tropical storm ‘Lidia’ strengthened and became a Category 1 hurricane, but when and where will it make landfall in Mexico?

The phenomenon, which is currently over the Pacific Ocean, is holding its course firmly toward the northeastern and western coasts of Mexico, according to the latest information from the National Weather Service.

On the morning of August 10, Hurricane ‘Lidia’ will remain 330 km west-southwest of Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco. However, it is expected to become a Category 2 hurricane around 6:00 p.m.

According to the National Meteorological Service, ‘Lidia’ will make landfall in the port of San Blas, Nayarit State, at 06:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 11. At that time, according to forecasts, it will again be a tropical storm.

Nevertheless, the authorities recommend informing the population and checking the announcements of the Civil Protection.

In which states will Hurricane “Lidia” affect Mexico?


Since “Lidia” will be near the coasts of the Mexican Pacific Ocean, heavy rains are expected, especially in the states of Nayarit, Jalisco and Michoacán, as well as strong winds and high waves in areas of Baja California Sur. Authorities have advised residents and boaters in the affected areas to exercise caution.

Other states that will also suffer the effects of the hurricane include Sinaloa and Durango, where heavy rains will occur. Very heavy rains are also predicted in Baja California Sur.

Waves of 7 meters are expected on the coasts of Nayarit, in Jalisco 5 , in Sinaloa 4; waterspouts are expected in Baja California Sur, Colima, and Michoacán.

Will there be flight cancelations?

The administrator of Puerto Vallarta International Airport, José Amador Lizardi, said that flight operations have not been suspended so far due to Hurricane “Lidia”, but that they are attentive to advisories from authorities at the three levels of government and the agency. Federal Civil Aeronautics.

“As an airport group and as an airport, we have been preparing with very well-established standards and protocols since the phenomenon became known, and if it does, we will be alert to it.”

He advised passengers to check with official sources about the storm’s track and also to contact their airlines in case there are any flight cancelations in the next few hours.

According to Flightradar24.com, most of the flight arrivals and departures are being canceled.

When a hurricane appears on the country’s radar, it is advisable to heed the recommendations and advice of the authorities and to be aware of its path.

As for flights, passengers are advised to check with official sources about the storm’s track and contact their airlines in case of flight cancelations in the coming hours.