MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -Hurricane Lidia strengthened on Tuesday because it barrels in the direction of Mexico’s Pacific coast, in keeping with the Nationwide Hurricane Middle (NHC), the place seaside cities well-liked with vacationers face a major downpour anticipated to start later within the afternoon.
The NHC described Lidia as a “main hurricane” and issued a warning resulting from harmful hurricane-force winds.
The storm, now at Class 3 standing, is positioned about 155 miles (249 km) southwest of well-liked resort metropolis Puerto Vallarta, the Miami-based NHC reported in its newest bulletin.
The middle estimated that Lidia is transferring east-northeast at 15 miles-per-hour (24 kph) and packing most sustained winds of 115 mph (185 kph).
The middle added that it expects Lidia’s motion to quicken all through the day and evening, with the attention of the hurricane anticipated to strike land on Tuesday evening or early Wednesday morning.
It’s going to doubtless hit the coast “at or close to main hurricane power,” in keeping with the NHC.