Hurricane Beatriz hit Mexican coast on Tuesday, putting tourist areas and major ports on high alert, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

The hurricane is likely to be accompanied by heavy rainfall and flash floods, the Center warned.

The hurricane is likely to hit northwest of Manzanillo, with a sustained wind speed of 90 miles an hour, and is expected to move northwards along the coast through the day, the Center said.

Now, Beatriz is about 50 miles northwest of Manzanillo. But its effects were felt outside of the hurricane warning area, where rough waves is becoming a major cause for concern.

The hurricane is expected to create storms, strong winds, high waves and intense to torrential rains in (the states of) Colima, Michoacan and Guerrero, Reuters reported quoting Mexico's National Meteorology Service.

Beatriz had maximum sustained winds of 90 mph (150 kph) with higher gusts, the hurricane center reported.