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Storm Norma becomes hurricane in Pacific near Mexico

Norma could hit southern parts of Baja California near to its popular tourist resorts by Monday.

world Updated: Sep 16, 2017 10:08 IST
People walk under a downpour on a flooded street in Guerrero state, Mexico, on September 14 after hurricane Max hit the southern Pacific coast. Another hurricane, Norma, is expected to strengthen during the next couple of days.
People walk under a downpour on a flooded street in Guerrero state, Mexico, on September 14 after hurricane Max hit the southern Pacific coast. Another hurricane, Norma, is expected to strengthen during the next couple of days.(AP file)

Storm Norma became a hurricane on Friday evening as it barrelled towards the southernmost reaches of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

At 0300 GMT, Norma was 270 miles (435 km) south of Cabo San Lucas and moving north north-west at 2 miles per hour (4 km/h), the Miami-based NHC said.

The Category 1 storm was blowing maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (121 km/h), the center said.

Norma was expected to strengthen somewhat during the next couple of days, the NHC said.

According to the NHC forecasts, Norma could hit southern parts of Baja California near to its popular tourist resorts by Monday, when it is projected to be weakening again. (Reporting by Dave Graham; Editing by Tom Hogue)