MEXICO CITY (TIP): Patricia is strengthening and is expected to hit the coast of Mexico as a dangerous major hurricane.
On Oct 22, Forecasters from the National Hurricane Center in Miami warned residents in the area to prepare. The forecasters say Patricia should reach the Mexican coast on Friday.
Patricia’s maximum sustained winds increased Thursday to 100mph (155kph). Patricia is centered about 240 miles (385 kilometers) south-southwest of Lazaro Cardenas with movement toward the west-northwest at 17mph (28kph).
A hurricane warning is in effect for the Mexican coast from Cabo Corrientes to Punta San Telmo, a stretch of coastline that includes the port city of Manzanillo. Other areas are under hurricane watch, tropical storm warning, or tropical storm watch. (Source : AP)