Hurricane Raymond formed on
Sunday, barreling towards Mexico's Pacific coast and threatening
to dump heavy rain on the beach resort of Acapulco, which is
still recovering from destructive floods last month.
The Miami-based National Hurricane Center said Raymond could
get close to the coast of Mexico late on Monday or on Tuesday,
and Mexico has issued a hurricane watch from Acapulco in
Guerrero state to the port of Lazaro Cardenas further northwest.
Mexico has no major oil installations in the path of the
hurricane, which is blowing winds of up to 75 miles per hour
(120 kph) and is expected to meander after nearing the coast.