Thursday 09 October 1997
6 October, 22.32: Tropical storm Pauline is some 220 miles south west of Tapachula, Mexico, with sustained winds of 62mph and gusts of 74mph. Heavy rains are predicted.
7 October, 03.51: Pauline is upgraded to a hurricane. Wind gusts have risen to 92 mph.
7 October, 18.38: Reuters report that Hurricane Pauline has gained strength and begun "trekking ominously toward already rain-soaked parts of southern Mexico". Sustained winds are now 134 mph, with gusts reaching 161 mph. Winds extend 35 miles from the epicentre.
8 October, 01.09: Pauline is now a Class Four hurricane on the five- point Saffir-Simpson scale. Waves on Mexico's Pacific coast are reported to be between 23ft and 26ft high. The hurricane's path seems to lead directly through tourist areas of Oaxaca state.
8 October, 07.23: Slightly calmer and still 100 miles offshore. Hurricane experts say the exact course of Pauline is unpredictable: it could hit the Oaxaca coastline or veer back out to sea. Luxury hotels tape their windows shut. Mexico waits and trembles.
sportBayern Munich 2 Manchester City 3: City come from two down to beat reigning European Champions
arts + ents... and a chance to paint Booker Prize winning author Hilary Mantel
Life & Style blogs
Low-cost metal 3D printer could be the next step in home manufacturing revolution
$183,000 fine for man who joined Anonymous attack for 'one minute'
People who drink alcohol outlive those who abstain, study shows
Exercise most effective lifestyle choice for preventing dementia, researchers say
GTA 5 update: Content Creator released, online heists and story mode updates coming soon
- 1 Mountain goats' miraculous escape from avalanche captured in dramatic video footage
- 2 It’s shameful that our universities have accepted gender segregation under pressure from the most oppressive religious fanatics
- 3 Sir Ian McKellen hits back at Damian Lewis' 'fruity actor' claims
- 4 Kenyan politician Mike Sonko left red-faced after photoshopping himself next to Nelson Mandela
- 5 Selfie at funeral: Cameron squeezes in on Obama snap at Mandela memorial
£44000 per annum + Excellent benefits: Pro-Recruitment Group: Want to progress...
£35000 - £44000 per annum + outstanding company benefits: Pro-Recruitment Grou...
£25k per anunum: Charter Selection: A $2 Billion automotive information group ...
attractive: Citifocus: Highly prestigious Investment Management house based in...