Tropical Storm Barry made landfall Thursday in the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz, packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kph (40 mph), the National Hurricane Center, or NHC, said.

The center of the storm, which formed in the Bay of Campeche, was about 60 kilometers (37 miles) northwest of the city of Veracruz at 1445 GMT, the Miami-based NHC said in its 1500 GMT bulletin.

Barry is moving west at 7 kph (about 4 mph) and a tropical storm warning remains in effect from Punta El Lagarto to Tuxpan.

"Tropical storm conditions are still occurring along the coast within the warning area. These winds are likely to continue for the next several hours and begin to subside later today," the NHC said.

Barry is the second named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, which began on June 1 and ends on Nov. 30. EFE