Hurricane Ingrid barrels toward Mexico: US forecasters
MIAMI (AFP) - Ingrid became the second hurricane of the 2013 season on Saturday, US forecasters said, with authorities in Mexico making emergency plans ahead of likely life-threatening conditions when it makes landfall.
The Miami-based National Hurricane Center said in a 2100 GMT bulletin that Ingrid was packing maximum sustained winds of 125kmh, and was headed northward at 11.2kmh.
The hurricane was located 315km east of Tuxpan, off Mexico's Gulf Coast, with the bulletin noting that the Mexican government had declared a hurricane watch from Cabo Rojo to La Pesca.
Ingrid was later expected to turn toward the north-west and then westward on Sunday with winds strengthening further before the hurricane is anticipated to reach the coast on Monday, the NHC said.