Tropical storm "Beatrice", coming to the Pacific coast of Mexico, increased to a hurricane, said Tuesday the center forecasting hurricanes National Hydrometeorological Service of the United States (National Hurricane Center, NHC).
According to the NHC, now a hurricane, "Beatrice" is located 140 kilometers south-east of the resort town of Manzanillo in the Mexican state of Colima and is moving to the northwest at an average speed of 19 kilometers per hour.
Maximum wind speeds of 120 kilometers per hour. Dvenadtsatiballnoy on the Beaufort scale, adopted by the World Meteorological Organization, the storm becomes a hurricane when wind speed exceeding 117 kilometers per hour.
The five-point Saffir-Simpson scale, introduced to measure the potential damage caused by hurricanes, "Beatrice while refers to the first — the lowest category.
Previously reported that the rescue services in Mexico are on high alert. Local residents encouraged to have a stockpile of food and water, the fishermen denied access to the sea.
According to forecasts of scientists from the National Meteorological Service of Mexico, this year we expect 17 storms, eight of them in the Pacific, and nine — in the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.