Mexico’s west coast being hit by two tropical storms: Enrique and Dolores

MIAMI – Tropical Storm Enrique has formed far from land in the Pacific, becoming the fifth tropical storm of the eastern Pacific season.

Enrique has maximum sustained winds Monday morning near 40 mph (65 kph) with some strengthening forecast during the next day or two.

The storm is centred about 1,200 miles (1,930 kilometres) west-southwest of the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula and is moving northwest near 10 mph (17 kph).

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Dolores has strengthened as it moves away from Mexico’s southwestern coast. The storm’s maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph (100 kph). Some strengthening forecast and Dolores is expected to become a hurricane later in the day.

The storm is centred about 170 miles (275 kilometres) south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, and is moving west-northwest near 13 mph (20 kph).


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