- Storm Eta gains strength and could become a hurricane
- Meteorologists expect this new storm to become a hurricane by Monday and Tuesday
- This is the 28th named storm this Atlantic season
The tropical storm Eta, which has just formed, is gaining strength and could become a hurricane, according to information published by AP News.
According to the report, meteorologists expected the newly formed storm tropical Eta became a hurricane on Monday, shortly after forming in the Caribbean and equaling the record for most storms formed by names in an Atlantic hurricane season.
The system showed maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (40 miles per hour), according to a report from the US National Hurricane Center.
It was centered 345 kilometers (215 miles) south-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, and 700 kilometers (435 miles) east of Cabo Gracias a Dios on the border between Nicaragua and Honduras.
Forecasters expect Storm Eta to become a hurricane by Monday, and by Tuesday morning it will be near the northeastern coasts of Nicaragua and Honduras.
A hurricane watch was issued for areas in both countries. Eta was moving west at about 24 km / h (15 mph).
The meteor could dump up to 38 centimeters (15 inches) of rain in parts of Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and the southern coast of Hispaniola by Thursday night. In isolated spots in Honduras and Nicaragua, up to 76 centimeters (30 inches) of water could be registered.
This is the 28th named storm this Atlantic season, equaling the 2005 record for named storms. However, it is the first time that the Greek letter eta has been used for a storm because in 2005, meteorologists determined when the season was over that an unnamed storm was eligible for a name.
There is still a month left of hurricane season, which ends on November 30. In 2005, Zeta was formed in late December.
The winds from Tropical Storm Eta extend up to 60 miles from the center of the system.
A slower movement to the west-southwest and then southwest is forecast for this coming Monday and Tuesday. The center of the system is expected to be near the northeastern coasts of Nicaragua and Honduras on Monday night.
A hurricane watch remains in effect for the northeast coast of Honduras, from Punta Patuca to the border with Nicaragua, and for the northeast coast of Nicaragua, from the border of Honduras to Puerto Cabezas.
The depression is expected to cause 5 to 10 inches of rain, with local amounts of 15 inches, across Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and possibly the southern coast of the island of Hispaniola, where Haiti and the Dominican Republic are, as published. Telemundo Houston.
For Central America, it would fall between 10 to 15 inches of rainfall, with some accumulating 25 inches. The center of the cyclone is expected to be near the northeast coast of Nicaragua on Monday night.
Until Thursday it will produce rains in Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and parts of Central America at risk of floods, overflows and landslides.
In this very active hurricane season in the Atlantic, 28 named storms have formed, of which 11 have become hurricanes, the last Zeta that made landfall in Louisiana (USA) last Wednesday and was the sixth to hit the United States. this year.
Zeta, which was a Category 2 hurricane when it hit the Louisiana coast, downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone Thursday after killing at least 5 people and causing more than 2 million power outages.
Only the 2005 season surpassed the 2020 season since the record is kept. Although Eta is the 28th Atlantic named storm this season and ties the 2005 record for named storms, this is the first time the Greek letter Eta has been used as a storm name because in 2005, after the season ended , meteorologists checked and determined that there was a storm that should have been given a name, but did not.
Hurricane season still has a month to go, ending on November 30. And in 2005, Zeta was formed in late December.
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