Carlos downgraded from hurricane to tropical storm
Storm could still bring heavy rains and is expected to regain hurricane status Monday
Forecasters say Carlos has been downgraded from a brief-lived hurricane to a tropical storm after weakening off Mexico but is expected to regain hurricane status by Monday.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm was centred about 110 kilometres southwest of Acapulco with top sustained winds measuring 110 km/h Sunday afternoon. The former Category 1 hurricane was moving northwest at about 7 km/h with strengthening expected in coming hours.
A hurricane warning extends from Punta San Telmo to Tecpan de Galean and a hurricane watch from west of Punta San Telmo to Manzanillo.
Carlos on Saturday briefly became the third hurricane of the 2015 eastern Pacific season. Forecasters say it still threatens heavy rains that could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.
Although downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, Carlos could still bring heavy rains and cause flooding. (Claudio Vargas/Reuters)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/carlos-downgraded-from-hurricane-to-tropical-storm-1.3112888 | Gewijzigd: 30 januari 2017, 16:10 uur, door Joyce.s