Storm strengthens to Hurricane John off Mexico's coast Latin America News

Storm strengthens to Hurricane John off Mexico's coast Latin America News

What's more, an El Nino, an anomalous warming in the tropical Pacific, is likely to develop, the Climate Prediction Center says, and that warming typically generates strong winds from the west that could add to the shearing.

According to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center, the center of the storm was located about 470 miles east-southeast of Hilo, or about 665 miles east-southeast of Honolulu.

Two tropical storms formed in the Pacific Ocean off southwestern Mexico, but neither posed any immediate threat to land as they took tracks predicted to move parallel to the coast.

"The volcano, Madam Pele, has totally wiped out all the homes that would have been in danger", he said, referring to the Hawaiian volcano goddess, and noting that those neighbourhoods suffered a lot of damage when Tropical Storm Iselle hit the Big Island in 2014.

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John was centered about 310 miles (500 kilometers) south-southwest of the Mexican port of Manzanillo late yesterday and had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph).

A high surf warning is also in effect for east-facing shores of the Big Island.

Hawaii County officials are urging residents to secure loose items and be prepared for changing conditions.

It was moving northwest at 8 miles per hour (13 kph).

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Early morning GOES-16 one-minute satellite imagery confirms that the small circulation of Ileana has dissipated within the northern portion of Hurricane John's larger circulation. The rest of the Atlantic Basin is quiet at this time. This is the fourth named storm for the Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Subtropical Storm Debby was officially named by the National Hurricane Center Tuesday morning.

The risk of a hurricane striking the United States during the remainder of the summer is lower than average, experts said in an updated seasonal forecast released Thursday.

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