Hurricane Aletta picks up steam, poses no risk to mainland

Infrared satellite view of Hurricane Aletta on the morning of June 8

Aletta is centered just over 500 miles south-southwest of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula. Increasing wind shear and cooler waters will lead to steady weakening Saturday but Aletta will likely maintain its major hurricane status over the next 24 hours with some fluctuation in strength. The hurricane is moving towards the west at a speed of 7 kilometers (5 miles) per hour, which will keep it well away from any land.

Fortunately, Aletta is no direct threat to land.

The centre said Friday morning that swells generated by Aletta will begin to affect portions of mainland Mexico and the west coast of Baja California Sur later in the day. The National Hurricane Center is giving the tropical wave a good chance to develop into a tropical depression this weekend south of the Mexican Riveria.

Mexico's National Water Commission (Conagua) is predicting 32 hurricanes for this season, four more than average, with 18 in the Pacific and 14 in the Atlantic.

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It's not unusual for the Eastern Pacific season's first storm to be a Category 4 hurricane.

While it may seem unusual for the Pacific's first storm to be so strong, Weather.com meteorologist Jonathan Erdman discovered it's not all that uncommon.

With strengthening, Bud is expected to become a hurricane late Sunday or early Monday.

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