Wednesday, August 21

Mexico storm upgraded to hurricane, says forecasters

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MIAMI: Tropical Storm Cosme was upgraded to a hurricane on Tuesday, as it swirled off Mexico’s Pacific coast, forecasters said.

Cosme was about 365 miles (585 kilometers) south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles (120 kilometres) per hour.

The storm was moving toward the northwest at around 18 miles (30 kilometers) per hour, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said, and was expected to pass near sparsely populated Socorro Island later Tuesday.

Forecasters said large swells created by Cosme will be felt along Mexico’s Pacific coast from Manzanillo to Cabo Corrientes, and could cause dangerous surf and rip currents. — AFP