Tropical Depression 10 formed near western Cuba – Escambray

The wide spread of the tropical depression will maintain rainy areas in most parts of the western region, generating rains that may be locally strong and intense in some locations.

Over the next 12 to 24 hours, this object will continue to move slowly, gaining more organization and density.

This Saturday, a low pressure area located in the western Caribbean Sea, near the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and the western tip of Cuba, continued to rapidly gain organization and intensity and became the tenth tropical depression of the current hurricane season.

In its Tropical Cyclone Warning No. 1, the Institute of Meteorology determined that at 5 p.m. the central region of the tropical depression was located at 21.1 degrees north latitude and 86.1 degrees west longitude, about 105 kilometers northeast of Cozumel, Mexico. and 145 kilometers west-southwest of Cabo de San Antonio in the province of Pinar del Rio.

The tropical depression has a maximum wind speed of 45 kilometers per hour, with higher gusts, and a central pressure of 1,006 hPa that remains approximately constant. The rains and electrical storms associated with this system extend over the northwest Caribbean Sea, the Yucatan Channel, and western Cuba.

The effect of this system has kept the rains going on Pinar del Rio and La Juventud Island since dawn, and is expected to continue and increase in the rest of the western region over the next few hours. The INRH Rain Measuring Network has reported 101.0 mm over the past 24 hours at the Karabachebe Lighthouse on the Isle of Youth. In addition, this morning, in the town of Manuel Lazo, in the municipality of Sandino, in the province of Pinar del Rio, a total of 102.2 mm was recorded in just 4 hours.

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Over the next 12 to 24 hours, this object will continue to move slowly, gaining more organization and density.

The wide spread of the tropical depression will maintain precipitation zones throughout much of the western region, resulting in precipitation that can be locally strong and intense in some locations. Particular attention should be paid to the precipitation, due to its persistence and intensity in some areas, particularly in the provinces of Pinar del Río and Artemisa and in the Private Island Municipality of La Juventud.

Due to the location and future trajectory of this tropical depression, the Meteorological Institute’s Forecast Center is closely monitoring the development of this cyclone.

The next tropical cyclone warning for this system will be issued at midnight on Saturday.

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