(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Mexico has issued an alert for parts of its Pacific seaboard as it prepares for the “life-threatening” Hurricane Willa.
Willa is expected to make landfall on Mexico’s south-western coast on Tuesday and is “potentially catastrophic”, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned.
Currently a Category Four – out of five – storm, it threatens to bring torrential rains and major flooding.
Earlier this month areas of the US were devastated by Hurricane Michael, which left at least 27 people dead.
Willa is expected to deliver rainfall of up to 46cm (18in) along parts of south-west Mexico, the NHC said on Monday, as it reported that the storm was carrying winds of 250km/h (155mph).