Storm Roslyn expected to develop into a hurricane near Mexican tourist sites

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MEXICO CITY, October 20 (Reuters)Tropical Storm Roslyn is expected to develop into a hurricane on Friday evening, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said, as it moves up central Mexico towards tourist resorts on its Pacific coast.

Hurricane conditions could batter the coast between San Blas in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit to Perula Beach in Jalisco state, home to the resort town of Puerto Vallarta, the Mexico-based meteorologist said on Thursday. Miami.

Jalisco’s government said tourism to the coast and mountainous areas had been banned over the weekend, and it asked people to avoid going to the beaches. He said 300 civil protection officers were on standby.

The NHC said tropical storm conditions could hit the coast from Perula to Manzanilla, a port city in Colima state.

NHC forecasts show Roslyn picking up speed to reach 100 miles per hour (160 km/h) Saturday night in the ocean off Puerto Vallarta.

This would make Roslyn a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. It is expected to dissipate when it hits land.

At 10 p.m. (0300 GMT), Roslyn was some 230 miles (375 km) south-southeast of Manzanillo, with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (85 km/h), the NHC said.

He said the storm could bring high winds and dangerous storm surge, while heavy rain could cause flash flooding and landslides.

The storm could also bring 1 to 3 inches (3 to 8 cm) of rain along coastal parts of Guerrero and Michoacan states, and up to six inches along the Colima and Jalisco coast, it said. -he declares.

The NHC expects Roslyn to also bring heavy rain to Nayarit, the Islas Marias archipelago and parts of southern Sinaloa.

(Reporting by Sarah Morland; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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