Hurricane Jova strengthens off Mexico's west coast
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hurricane Jova, a category 1 storm off Mexico's Pacific coast, strengthened on Sunday, with top winds reaching 90 miles per hour (150 kph).
Jova was about 350 miles (560 km) west-southwest of the port city of Manzanillo, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said.
No coastal watches or warnings were in effect but the center warned that a hurricane watch would likely be required for parts of southwest Mexico later on Sunday.
Jova could become a major hurricane by Monday night or Tuesday, the center said. It is expected to reach land early next week.
Mexico has no oil installations in the Pacific but Jova is headed to a part of the coast that is popular with tourists.
All Mexico's major ports were open.
(Reporting by Elinor Comlay; Editing by Bill Trott)
- Housing, jobs data weaken, but overall economic picture still upbeat
- Target cyber breach hits 40 million payment cards at holiday peak |
- Pizza outlet attacked as India, U.S. fail to cool diplomat row |
- New York Mayor-elect's reputation for lateness parodied on Twitter
- Putin critic Khodorkovsky free after pardon |
China landed an unmanned spacecraft on the moon, joining the United States and the former Soviet Union in the first such "soft-landing" since 1976. Slideshow