Javier swirls toward Mexico's Baja Peninsula resorts

The Mexican government discontinued hurricane warnings for Baja California, after the storm failed to pick up strength on its path northward.

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English 08/08/2016 15:06 Reuters Actualizada 16:58

Tropical Storm Javier was expected to bring wind and rain to Mexico's tourist haven of Cabo San Lucas later on Monday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, adding that it was no longer expected to become a hurricane.

At midday on Monday, Javier was about 55 miles (90 kms) southeast of Cabo San Lucas, a popular getaway for U.S. visitors on the Baja California peninsula.

The storm was moving northwest at 10 mph (17 kph) and had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (85 kph), unchanged from late on Sunday, according to the NHC.

The Mexican government discontinued hurricane warnings for Baja California, the NHC said, after the storm failed to pick up strength on its path northward.

In eastern Mexico, mudslides triggered by intense rainfall in the wake of Tropical Storm Earl killed 40 people over the weekend as saturated hillsides collapsed onto homes.

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