Hurricane Dora, which was close to becoming a powerful Category Five storm, has weakened as it moves in the Pacific Ocean parallel to Mexico’s southern coast.
The Miami-based National Hurricane Center said the storm was located about 340 kilometers or 210 miles southwest of Cabo Corrientos. It is traveling northwest at a speed of 9 miles per hour.
The center said the storm once had winds of 250 kilometers an hour, almost making it a Category Five storm on the 1-5 scale of hurricane intensity. Early Friday the winds were about 120 miles per hour, the center said.
The storm is expected to cause strong waves and heavy winds, but is not expected to make landfall.
Dora is the fourth named storm of the Pacific hurricane season, which lasts roughly from May through November.
Meanwhile weather experts are tracking yet another tropical wave that is still in the mid-Atlantic but might have implications for Central America’s weather by early next week.