Mexico has issued an alert for parts of its Pacific seaboard as it prepares for the “life-threatening” Hurricane Willa.
Willa is expected to make landfall on Mexico’s south-western coast Today and is “potentially catastrophic”.
Currently a Category Four – out of five – storm, it threatens to bring torrential rains and major flooding. Earlier this month areas of the US were devastated by Hurricane Michael, which left at least 27 people dead.
Willa is expected to deliver rainfall of up to 18 inches along parts of south-west Mexico.