Storm warning for Los Cabos

2017-09-16 17:17
People walk by the beach in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur state, Mexico. (Fernando Castillo, AFP)

People walk by the beach in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur state, Mexico. (Fernando Castillo, AFP)

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Mexoco City - A tropical storm warning was in effect on Saturday for the resort-studded southern tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula due to Hurricane Norma, which is forecast to pass nearby in the coming days.

The US National Hurricane Center said the storm was essentially stationary in the morning but was expected to resume motion toward the north and approach waters west of the peninsula late Sunday or early on Monday.

Norma had maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h, just above the minimum threshold for a Category 1 hurricane. The storm was 420 km south of Cabo San Lucas.

In the Atlantic, Hurricane Jose was far from land but generating powerful swells that the center said were affecting coastal areas in Bermuda, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and the US southeast.

The centre added that tropical storm watches were possible for the US East Coast later in the day and advised people from North Carolina to New England to monitor Jose's progress.

The hurricane had maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h. It was located about 885 km south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and was heading northwest at 15 km/h.

Read more on:    mexico  |  weather  |  hurricanes

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