Mexican weather authorities on Tuesday
said that Hurricane Zeta has made landfall on the south-eastern coast of
The authorities said the eye of the storm reached the mainland with wind speeds of up to 130 kilometres per hour (kph)
near the city of Tulum in the state of Quintana Roo.
Authorities warned of heavy rainfall and waves of up to 7 metres along the affected coastal area on the Yucatan Peninsula adding that the storm is now moving northeast at a speed of around 20 kph.
The U.S. Hurricane Centre said Zeta
would move over the southern Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday and approach the Northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday.
The hurricane warning area extends from Tulum to Dzilam, including Cozumel.
In other parts of the Yucatan Peninsula
and in the western Cuban province of Pinar del Rio, a tropical storm warning
was in force.
In Quintana Roo, which is popular among tourists, the authorities prepared more than 70 shelters in case people needed to
be evacuated during rain.