Tropical depression Miriam has become a category one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale but poses no threat to land, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
The forecasters said the hurricane was located near 16.8n 111.3w at 24/0300z and was about 430 miles (692 kilometers) south of the southern tip of Baja California.
“Miriam now a hurricane and strengthening rapidly… Miriam is moving toward the northwest near 12 mph...19 km/h. This general motion with a reduction in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days,” said the center.
The forecasters said there were no coastal watches or warnings in effect for the hurricane. The maximum sustained winds were near 90 mph or 150 km/h with higher Gusts.
Meanwhile, tropical storm Nadine is moving slowly over the eastern Atlantic Ocean but doesn’t pose any threat to land.