Hurricane Kay lashes southern Mexico with rain

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MEXICO CITY — Hurricane Kay lashed Mexico’s Pacific coast with rain Tuesday because it moved northward towards the Baja California Peninsula. Kay’s most sustained winds rose to 85 mph (140 kph), with forecasters saying it may brush the peninsula as a hurricane this week.

The U.S. Nationwide Hurricane Middle in Miami stated Kay was situated about 340 miles (545 kilometers) south of the southern tip of the Baja peninsula.

Kay was transferring northwest at 14 mph (22 kph). A tropical storm warning was issued for the southern a part of the peninsula.

Forecasters anticipated Kay to remain offshore because it strikes extra northward, roughly parallel to the coast, because it continues to strengthen.

Kay may draw close to to land later within the week at a comparatively unpopulated spot round Isla de Cedros.

Within the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Earl was anticipated to strengthen northeast of Puerto Rico after dropping heavy rain throughout the Leeward Islands, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

On Monday, Earl was situated about 370 miles (595 kilometers) north of the island of St. Thomas and was heading north at 5 mph (7 kph).

Earl had most sustained winds of 65 mph (100 kph) and was anticipated to develop into a serious hurricane later this week whereas turning towards the open Atlantic.

In the meantime, Hurricane Danielle weakened far out over the Atlantic — some 805 miles (1,290 kilometers) west-northwest of the Azores.

It had most sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph).


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