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 later on Tuesday and is “potentially catastrophic”, forecasters say.
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 heading northwards with maximum sustained winds of about 130 mph (215 km/h), said the US National Hurricane Center (NHC).
It warned that the storm could cause “life-threatening flash flooding and landslides”.