MEXICO CITY, 22nd October, 2022 (WAM) - Tropical Storm Roslyn is expected to strengthen into a hurricane when it makes landfall n Mexico's Pacific coast by Saturday night or Sunday morning, the U.S. National Hurricane Centre (NHC) was quoted by Reuters.
The storm, now some 290 km south-southwest of the Mexican port city Manzanillo, is predicted to follow the coast before turning inward near popular resort town Puerto Vallarta, an NHC map shows.
The slow-moving storm is recording maximum sustained winds near 110 kph with higher gusts, the NHC said.
A Category 1 hurricane packs winds of at least 119 kph. The NHC forecasts that Roslyn will reach 169 kph as it nears Puerto Vallarta, making it a Category 2 before it dissipates inland.
The NHC also expects Roslyn to cause a dangerous storm surge, producing "significant coastal flooding" near and to the east of where the storm makes landfall, bringing with it "large, destructive waves."