Tropical Storm Roslyn Strengthens Into Category 2 Hurricane, To Hit Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Mexico: Tropical storm Roslyn has strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane off Mexico’s Pacific coast early Saturday.

It is expected to make landfall between the resorts of Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan, weather services said.

Roslyn had strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane by late on Friday, the Miami-based forecaster said.

At 0600 GMT, the storm was 280 kilometers (175 miles) southwest of the port city of Manzanillo, according to the US National Hurricane Center (NHC).

“Roslyn is forecast to be near major hurricane strength when it passes near and makes landfall along the west-central coast of Mexico late Saturday and Sunday, accompanied by strong winds and a potentially dangerous storm surge,” it said.

“Heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding and possible landslides” in areas of coastal southwest and west-central Mexico, the NHC warned.

Tropical cyclones hit Mexico every year on both its Pacific and Atlantic coasts, usually between May and November.

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