Dolores rapidly strengthens to category 4 hurricane – NHC

2015-07-15 18:30
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New York - Hurricane Dolores is rapidly strengthening to a category 4 hurricane off Mexico's Pacific coast, with maximum sustained winds increasing to near 200km/h, the US National Hurricane Center said on Wednesday.

The storm, now at the second-highest hurricane classification category, was about 500km south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and moving west-northwest at 11km/h.

Swells generated by Dolores are affecting portions of the coast of south-western Mexico and the southern coast of the Baja California peninsula, the NHC said. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions, it said.

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