A potential hurricane in the Caribbean will not affect Cuba

A potential hurricane passing through the southern Caribbean will not affect Cuba, according to forecasts National Hurricane Center From the United States (NHC).

according to Report From the NHC, this Tuesday’s meteorological event occurred at 11 a.m. near 9.8 North latitude and 57.5 West longitude.

At the time, the system was moving west at 23 mph (37 km/h), although west-northwest movement was expected on Thursday.

According to the information, this tropical system will pass near or over parts of the southern Windward Islands tonight and will move over the southern Caribbean Sea or near the northern coast of Venezuela, between Wednesday and Thursday.

The potential hurricane brings maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h, with higher gusts and a certain strength is expected over the next few days if turbulence continues over water, which could become a tropical storm.

From this day the NHC issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Trinidad and Tobago; Granada and its dependencies; the islands of Margherita, Kush and Copagua; Bonaire. Curacao. Aruba. In addition to a tropical storm warning for the next 36 hours for the coast of Venezuela from Pedernales to Cumaná.

The report warns that Venezuela and the northeastern coast of Colombia should monitor the progress of this system.

This potential hurricane formed as a tropical wave over the eastern tropical Atlantic Oceanabout 900 miles east-southeast of the southern part of the Windward Islands, its wide area of ​​rain and thunderstorms has been gaining in strength since Monday as it moved from the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean Sea.

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“Environmental conditions appear favorable for further development and a tropical depression is likely to form over the next few days, before the system reaches the Windward Islands on Tuesday night or possibly as it moves westward through the southern Caribbean from Wednesday to Friday.”This Monday, the NHC predicted.

Also warned of it Regardless of development, heavy rain is likely locally on the Windward Islands and the northeastern coast of Venezuela on Tuesday and Wednesday evening. Therefore, he called on both regions to “monitor the progress of the system,” while “hours or tropical storm warnings may be required for parts of these regions later today.”

At the beginning of the month, Tropical Storm Alex formed in the southwest Atlantic, the first of the season, after it dumped heavy rain in southern Florida and western Cuba.

Alex left accumulations of between 100 and 200 mm of rain in Florida, which caused major flooding in several cities, especially Miami, while in Cuba it caused 290 landslides and more than four thousand people were evacuated in the west of the country in the first 48 hours. ..

The Cuban Meteorological Institute forecast activity hurricane season For 2022 and the formation of 17 tropical cyclones in the entire North Atlantic basin between June 1 and November 30, nine of them can turn into hurricanes.

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