New York —

The forecast indicates that it will remain for two days in the Gulf of Campeche and that it may take a course to the southeastern United States.

Tropical storm Cristóbal causes flooding in Mérida, Mexico.

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Cuauhtémoc Moreno / EFE

Tropical storm Christopher was formed Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the US National Hurricane Center. (NHC).

The cyclone has already started its journey and both Mexico and Central America are affected by heavy rains, floods and possible landslides.

According to the report of the National Hurricane Center, Cristóbal has already produced floods in parts of Guatemala and El Salvador.

Life-threatening flash flood threat continues in parts of southern Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

The NHC predicted that The storm will begin moving north through the Gulf of Mexico on Friday, and there is a risk of storm surge, heavy rain, and winds on the southern United States coast from Texas to Florida.

The National Meteorological Service (SMN) of Mexico reported that Cristóbal is located 215 kilometers northeast of Coatzacoalcos and 245 kilometers west-southwest of Campeche, in waters of the Gulf of Mexico, said the SMN in its bulletin at 16:15 (21:15 GMT).

In that area it will remain at least the next two days and will leave torrential rains in the Mexican states of Chiapas, Oaxaca, Tabasco and Veracruz; and intense in Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatan.

The SMN warned that the rains will come accompanied by electric shocks and probable hail, and that they could cause landslides, increased flows of rivers and streams, and flooding in low-lying areas

In the Sonda de Campeche, Mexico’s main oil center, waves of up to 5 meters high will be presented, and 3 meters on the coasts of Tabasco, Quintana Roo, Veracruz and Yucatan, the average sea level will rise from 50 to 70 centimeters on coasts.

With information from EFE

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