- Title: Tropical Storm Katia forms of Mexican Gulf coast, expected to gain strength
- Date: 6th September 2017
- Summary: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (SEPTEMBER 6, 2017) (REUTERS) GENERAL VIEW OF OFFICIALS FROM MEXICO'S CIVIL AUTHORITY GATHERING FOR NEWS CONFERENCE VIEW OF DIRECTOR OF MEXICO'S NATIONAL WATER COMMISSION (IN THE MIDDLE) ROBERTO RAMIREZ ON STAGE JOURNALIST ASKING QUESTION (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) DIRECTOR OF MEXICO'S NATIONAL WATER COMMISSION ROBERTO RAMIREZ SAYING: "This system just a few hours ago reached tropical storm category given the temperature of the Gulf of Mexico at some 30 degrees centigrade and we forecast that over the next few hours it will reach the status of a category one hurricane. This would be the second hurricane that reaches our territory during 2017 from the Atlantic."
- Embargoed: 20th September 2017 19:38
- Keywords: Mexico Gulf of Mexico Tropical Storm Katia danger weather
- Location: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- City: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- Country: Mexico
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Wind/Hurricane/Typhoons/Tornadoes
- Reuters ID: LVA0026XGMMO7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Tropical Storm Katia is expected to gain in strength and intensify into a hurricane in a couple of days before it approaches the coast of Veracruz, Mexico, Mexico's National Water Commission said on Wednesday (September 6).
Katia is about 175 miles (280 km.) north of Veracruz and packing maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 km/h).
Experts described the movements of Katia as 'unusual' considering that the storm is moving in a southwardly direction.
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