MIAMI — Forecasters say Hurricane Gil is strengthening in the Pacific, far off the southern tip of California.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says maximum sustained winds late Wednesday are 80 mph (129 kph). The center is about 985 miles (1585 kilometers) southwest of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, south of California.

There are no coastal warnings or watches.

It's moving at 12 mph (19 kph) and is expected to strengthen Thursday as it begins to head farther out to sea.

Earlier on HuffPost:

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  • Soldiers sweep away mud from an area that was flooded by heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Barry in the Ursulo Galvan municipality, near Veracruz, Mexico, Friday June 21, 2013. Barry has weakened to a tropical depression but is still producing torrential rains. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)

  • Residents salvage items from their home, flooded by heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Barry in the Ursulo Galvan municipality, near Veracruz, Mexico, Friday June 21, 2013. Barry has weakened to a tropical depression but is still producing torrential rains. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)

  • Residents stand on a bridge overlooking an area flooded by heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Barry in the Ursulo Galvan municipality, near Veracruz, Mexico, Friday June 21, 2013. Barry has weakened to a tropical depression but is still producing torrential rains. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)

  • Soldiers evacuate residents from an area flooded by heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Barry in the Ursulo Galvan municipality, near Veracruz, Mexico, Friday June 21, 2013. Barry has weakened to a tropical depression but is still producing torrential rains. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)

  • Residents walk on a road flooded by heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Barry in the Ursulo Galvan municipality, near Veracruz, Mexico, Friday June 21, 2013. Barry has weakened to a tropical depression but is still producing torrential rains. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)

  • Ismael Vela Hernandez, 60, stands inside his flooded home after heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Barry in the city of Veracruz, Mexico, Thursday June 20, 2013. Barry has weakened to a tropical depression but is still producing torrential rains. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)

  • Ismael Vela Hernandez, 60, walks through flooded streets as he tries to make his way home after heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Barry in the city of Veracruz, Mexico, Thursday June 20, 2013. Barry has weakened to a tropical depression but is still producing torrential rains. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)

  • Benito Garcia Velasquez stands with his family outside of their flooded home after heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Barry in the city of Veracruz, Mexico, Thursday June 20, 2013. Barry has weakened to a tropical depression but is still producing torrential rains. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)

  • This image provided by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Barry taken at 4:45 a.m. EDT Thursday June 20, 2013. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm was about 30 miles (45 kilometers) north of the port city of Veracruz early Thursday and heading west at 5 mph (7 kph). Barry, which has sustained 45-mph (75-kph) winds, is expected to make landfall northwest of that city. (AP Photo/NOAA)