MEXICO CITY — A new hurricane developed off Mexico's Pacific Coast on Monday and forecasters said it is likely to grow into a major storm, although it is not expected to pose any threat to land.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Hurricane Fabio had sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph) Monday. It was centered about 700 (1,125 kilometers) south of the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula and was moving west at 9 mph (15 kph).

Forecasters said Fabio would likely grow into a major hurricane with winds of about 120 mph (190 kph) Tuesday. But the center said the storm would then begin to weaken as it moves farther out into the Pacific.