Tropical Storm Blanca expected to become major hurricane

2015-06-02 13:43
(US National Hurricane Centre)

(US National Hurricane Centre)

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Miami - Tropical Storm Blanca is forecast to rapidly strengthen and become a major hurricane later this week over the eastern Pacific.

The storm's maximum sustained winds early on Tuesday are near 85 kph. The US National Hurricane Centre says the storm is expected to become a major hurricane by Wednesday night or early Thursday.

Blanca is centered about 585 km southwest of Zihuatanejo, Mexico, and is moving west around 2 kph. A slow and erratic motion is expected over the next few days.

Meanwhile, swells generated by Hurricane Andres are affecting the west coast of Mexico's Baja California peninsula. Andres is headed toward cooler waters and its maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 165 kph with continued weakening expected.

Andres is centered about 1 430 km west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California.

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