Hurricane Rina gaining strength off the coast of Mexico

Hurricane "Rina", coming up close to the coast of Mexico, increased to the second category on the scale Safir-Simpson, according to the National Hurricane Center forecast the U.S. in Miami. According to meteorologists, now a hurricane is 515 kilometers east of the city of Chetumal on the east coast of Mexico and is moving north-west at an average speed of six kilometers per hour.

Wind gust speed in a hurricane zone is 160 kilometers per hour. According to the forecasts of meteorologists, on Tuesday night, "Rina" could intensify to hurricane third category. Mexican authorities have declared a storm warning in coastal Yucatan Peninsula, which separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Caribbean Sea, which runs past the cyclone, according to RIA Novosti.

Tropical storms are named when the speed of an accompanying wind reaches 62 miles per hour. Storm becomes a hurricane when wind speed exceeds 119 kilometers per hour. Two out of five hazard categories assigned cyclone hurricane when its accompanying wind speeds reach 160 kilometers per hour.

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