Hurricane Roslyn will hit the Pacific coast of Mexico

Hurricane Roslyn will hit the Pacific coast of Mexico

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Tropical Storm Roslyn strengthened early Saturday, becoming a Category 2 hurricane off the Pacific coast of Mexico and expected to make landfall there as a major hurricane, weather services said.  

At 06:00 GMT, Roslyn was 280 kilometers south/southwest of the port of Manzanillo, with sustained winds of 175 km/h, heading eastward. northwest at a speed of 11 km/h, said the US National Hurricane Center (NHC). 

Roslyn which quickly intensified to become a Category 2 hurricane on the The Saffir-Simpson scale, which has 5, is expected to strengthen further, according to the NHC. west of Mexico Saturday evening and Sunday, accompanied by high winds and a potentially dangerous storm surge,” the organization added. landslides” in parts of Mexico's southwest and west-central coast, warns the NHC. 

Authorities have placed the states of Jali on precautionary alert sco, Colima, Nayarit and Sinaloa. 

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

En October 1997, more than 200 people were killed when Hurricane Paulina passed in category 4 on the Pacific coast.