by Staff Writers
Mexico City (AFP) July 01, 2013
Rain was beginning to fall on Mexico's west coast from Dalila, the fourth named storm of the Pacific hurricane season, which was gaining strength as it approached land, officials said Sunday.
"The center of Tropical Storm Dalila is gradually approaching the Michoacan and Colima coast, moving slowly toward the north-northwest," the Mexican National Meteorological System said in its latest report.
Meanwhile, the US National Hurricane Center in its latest advisory said the "outer rainbands of Dalila (were) beginning to move onshore" in southwestern Mexico.
Although the center of the tropical cyclone was expected to remain offshore, the Miami-based center warned "Dalila is still expected to produce tropical storm conditions within the warning area on Monday."
"Gradual strengthening is expected during the next 48 hours, and Dalila could become a hurricane on Tuesday," it said.
At 0300 GMT, the storm was located about 150 miles (245 kilometers) south of the coastal tourist town of Manzanillo, Mexico, with maximum sustained winds of 45 miles (75 kilometers) per hour.
It was moving to the northwest at 10 miles (17 kilometers) per hour.
Bringing Order To A World Of Disasters
When the Earth Quakes
A world of storm and tempest
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement|