Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for AGATHA-22
in Mexico

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone AGATHA-22 can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000886
Name AGATHA-22
Glide number: TC-2022-000223-MEX
From - To 28 May - 31 May
Exposed countries Mexico
Exposed population 220 thousand in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 176 km/h Category 2
Maximum storm surge 0.4 m (30 May 20:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Medium (Mexico)

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Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS NOAA 46 km/h n.a. n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 198 km/h 0.6 m 1019 mm 0.5
GFS 184 km/h 0.9 m 700 mm 0.5
ECMWF 58 km/h 0.8 m 704 mm 0.5
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Mexico - Tropical cyclone AGATHA (ECHO 30 May 2022)Mon, 30 May 2022 11:46

  • Tropical cyclone AGATHA, formed over the Eastern Pacific Ocean on 28 May, is moving east towards Oaxaca State (south-western Mexico). On 30 May at 6.00 UTC, its centre was about 200 km southwest of Mazunte Town (central coast of Oaxaca), with maximum sustained winds of 175 km/h (Category 2 Hurricane). 
  • AGATHA is forecast to make landfall in the early morning of 31 May on the central coast of Oaxaca, in an area between Mazunte and Crucecita, with maximum sustained winds up to 195 km/h (Category 3 Hurricane).
  • Authorities in Oaxaca are coordinating actions to assist the local population ahead of the arrival of AGATHA. About 203 temporary shelters have been prepared to accommodate 25,800 individuals.
  • Hurricane warnings have been issued for areas on the central coast of Oaxaca, while tropical storm warnings are in effect for coastal northern and southern coastal Oaxaca, and for northern coastal Chiapas State. From 30 May, strong winds, heavy rainfall and storm surge is forecast for Oaxaca and northern Chiapas. 
Mexico - Tropical cyclone AGATHA, update (ECHO 31 May 2022)Tue, 31 May 2022 12:26

  • Tropical Cyclone AGATHA made landfall in the evening of 30 May in a coastal area in central Oaxaca State (south-western Mexico), about 10 km west of Puerto Angel Town, with maximum sustained winds between 165-175 km/h (Category 2 Hurricane). After the landfall, it weakened, and on 31 May at 6.00 UTC, its center was located 25 km north-west of Magdalena Tequisistlán Town (southern Oaxaca State), with maximum sustained wind of 110 km/h (Tropical Storm). 
  • Heavy rainfall and strong winds have been affecting Oaxaca and the neighbouring Chiapas State. According to media reports, one person died in coastal Chiapas. Several landslides cut off roads and affected the electric supply in Oaxaca.
  • On the forecast track, AGATHA will move farther inland over Oaxaca as a Tropical Storm and is expected to dissipate in the afternoon of 31 May.  
  • Tropical Storm warnings are in effect for coastal areas from central Oaxaca to northern Chiapas.  On 31 May heavy to locally very rainfall with strong winds and thunderstorms is forecast over Oaxaca and Chiapas. 
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