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Hurricane Jova gaining strength

Forecasters say Hurricane Jova is gaining strength out in the eastern Pacific Ocean.

The US National Hurricane Centre in Miami said that Jova had maximum sustained winds of 90mph and was centred about 305 miles south-west of Manzanillo, Mexico.

It was moving east at 8mph.

Forecasters expect Jova could become a major hurricane by tonight or Tuesday.

A hurricane watch is out for Punta San Telmo north to Cabo Corrientes.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Irwin continued swirling in the eastern Pacific, about 810 miles south-west of the southern tip of Baja California.

Irwin had maximum sustained winds of about 50mph but has prompted no coastal watches or warnings.

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