Eta moves with north-northeast direction over the Gulf of Honduras

Eta moves with north-northeast direction over the Gulf of Honduras

Eta maintains maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour, with higher gusts and a central pressure of 1004 hectoPascal. It is currently moving with a course near the north-northeast direction at 11 kilometers per hour.

During the morning the poorly defined center of circulation of the tropical depression Eta remains over the Gulf of Honduras, with little change in its organization and intensity. It maintains maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour, with higher gusts and a central pressure of 1004 hectoPascal. It is currently moving with a course near the north-northeast direction at 11 kilometers per hour.

At noon, its central region was estimated at the 18.0 degrees of North latitude and the 86.9 degrees of West longitude, which is located about 595 kilometers west-southwest of the Island of Grand Cayman. In the next 12 to 24 hours, Eta will incline its course towards the northeast gradually increasing its speed of translation.

This depression will pass over warm waters, which will allow it to regain in organization and intensity, although its development is limited by the strong winds in the upper levels of the troposphere. With this course and speed of translation, Eta will approach the seas to the south of Cuba over the weekend, increasing the rains in much of the archipelago, which can be strong and intense, even in areas far from the center.

This extension of the rainy areas makes it the most important element, since it can affect, regardless of its future evolution and trajectory, practically the entire country. From Saturday night, the tropical storm force winds could occur, mainly in the central region. These winds will produce swells on the southern coast with coastal flooding on the southern coast of the eastern half of the country.

The areas affected by these elements and their magnitude will be related to the evolution and the future trajectory of Eta.

The next tropical cyclone warning on this organism will be issued at six in the afternoon today.