Hurricane Dolores, Claudette moving slowly

2015-07-14 08:17


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Miami - A hurricane and two tropical storms of varying strength lingered off the Pacific and Atlantic coasts on Monday, but none posed an immediate threat to land.

Dolores was moving slowly in the Pacific on Monday night hours after strengthening into a hurricane, while Tropical Storm Enrique drifted far out to sea off the coast of Mexico. Atlantic Tropical Storm Claudette, meanwhile, was rapidly moving farther away from the northeast coast of the United States with no change in its strength.

The National Hurricane Centre in Miami said Dolores was centered about 375km southwest of Cabo Corrientes, Mexico. Dolores' maximum sustained winds remained steady at 120km/h and the storm was moving northwest at about 9km/h. Dolores is expected to bring rainfall totalling 1 to 3cm along the southwestern coast of Mexico, with isolated amounts of up to 5cm.

Another system, Tropical Storm Enrique, churned over the Pacific about 2 045km southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula. It had maximum sustained winds of 65km/h and was moving northwest at about 15kmh. It posed no threat to land.

The Hurricane Centre said Claudette remained well offshore, about 515km southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts. The storm was quickly moving to the northeast, at about 31km/h, with maximum sustained winds of 85km/h. The storm was expected to weaken by Tuesday.

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