Hurricane Kenneth off the coast of Mexico increased to category four

Hurricane "Kenneth", which was formed on the eve of the Pacific, increased to the fourth category of danger on Saffir-Simpson scale, said on Tuesday the National Hurricane Center forecast the U.S. in Miami.

According to meteorologists, the cyclone is now more than 1,200 kilometers to the south-west coast of the Mexican state of Baja California on the west coast of Mexico and is moving in the opposite direction from the continent with an average speed of 20 kilometers per hour. Wind gust speed in a hurricane zone up to 230 kilometers per hour.

According to the forecasts of meteorologists on Wednesday storm will subside.

At the moment a storm warning due to the proximity of Hurricane to be announced.

Tropical storms are named when the speed of an accompanying wind reaches 62 miles per hour. To the hurricane was awarded the first category on the Saffir-Simpson scale that evaluates the potential damage from the disaster, its wind speed is 120 kilometers per hour. If the wind speed exceeds 150 miles per hour, then the category of the hurricane will be raised to the second, at 180 — up to a third, at 210 — up to fourth. The most "dangerous" category is hurricane with winds over 250 miles per hour.


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