Third hurricane of 2015 Pacific season forms
Hurricane Carlos formed yesterday over the Pacific Ocean south of Acapulco, Mexico, prompting a hurricane watch to be issued for a swathe of that country's southwest coastline.
The United States National Hurricane Center said Carlos gained strength overnight and was moving slowly late yesterday.
Mexico's government issued a hurricane watch for most of the southwest mainland coast.
Carlos is the third hurricane of the 2015 eastern Pacific season, and forecasters said hurricane-force winds extend outward from the eye about 25 miles (35 kilometres). The centre also cautioned that ocean swells kicked up by Carlos would reach the coast in next days, and could produce life-threatening surf and rip currents.