Hurricane Olaf forms in the eastern Pacific
MIAMI, United States – Hurricane Olaf has formed far offshore in the eastern Pacific, US forecasters said on Sunday, October 18.
The storm is currently located some 2,780 kilometers west-southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula packing maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center said.
Olaf has the potential to become a major hurricane on Monday, but no coastal watches or warnings are currently in effect, according to the Miami-based NHC.
On its current trajectory, Olaf – the 11th hurricane of the eastern Pacific season – would stay away from land and out over open water in the coming days, it said. – Rappler.com