MEXICO-WEATHER-STORM-CENTRAM

This image obtained from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) taken by the NOAA GOES-13 satellite on June 15, 2012 shows Hurricane Carlotta approaching the Mexican Pacific coastline. Carlotta strengthened to a category two storm Friday as it barreled toward Mexico’s Pacific Coast, US monitors warned. The storm was packing winds of 105mph (170kph) and was moving northwestward at 12mph (19kph), the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said in a bulletin. The eye of the storm, set to move over or near the southern Mexican coast between Puerto Angel and Acapulco later Friday and Saturday, was located about 65 miles (105kms) south-southeast of Puerto Angel at 2100 GMT. = RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO /NOAA” – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS =