Tropical storm Beatriz forms off Mexico coast

By REUTERS
June 20, 2011 01:44

MEXICO CITY - Tropical Storm Beatriz, the second named storm of the Pacific hurricane season, formed off Mexico's Pacific Coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Sunday.

A hurricane watch is in effect for the Mexican coast north from the tourist town of Zihuatanejo to Manzanillo and the storm should brush the coast at hurricane strength on Tuesday morning, according to the center.

Beatriz was 205 miles (330 km) southwest of Punto Maldonado, Mexico and headed west-northwest at 10 mph (17 kph) with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) according to a report at 2 p.m. EST (1800 GMT).

Mexico has no oil installations in the Pacific but its coast is dotted with beach resorts popular with US tourists.


Related Content

Breaking news
February 20, 2018
Syrian state TV shows pro-government fighters enter Afrin

By REUTERS

Israel Weather
  • 9 - 19
    Beer Sheva
    11 - 18
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 8 - 16
    Jerusalem
    12 - 18
    Haifa
  • 12 - 25
    Elat
    12 - 22
    Tiberias