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Hurricane Newton to hit Mexican Coast

The Pacific Coast of Mexico is preparing itself for Hurricane Newton.

Torrential rain begun at the weekend, causing several mudslides across the south-western state of Guerrero. Main roads were closed.

Homes and schools across Acapulco have been affected by floods and landslides.

Newton was recorded to have reached the strength of a hurricane on Monday, when it was over the Pacific. The Mexican government later issued a warning for the West Coast of the country.

Popular tourist regions have been warned for tropical storm, and hurricane weather conditions, including Cabo San Lucas.

The FCDO have said: “Tropical Storm Newton is forecast to bring hazardous weather conditions to the states of Baja California Sur, Guerrero, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacán, Sinaloa, Nayarit and Durango. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Puerto Cortes to San Evaristo, including Cabo San Lucas.”

The US National Hurricane Centre have warned: “Hurricane and tropical storm conditions are occurring over much of the southern proportion of the Baja California peninsula. These hazardous wind conditions will spread northward through this morning within the warning areas.”

The Hurricane Centre advised citizens and tourists: “Preparations to protect life and property should have been completed.”