A tropical depression could form in the Caribbean Sea

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) of the USA warned in its most recent bulletin There is a 70 percent chance that a new cell will form within 48 hours to five days. Tropical depression in the Atlantic Ocean that according to trajectory models released, it would affect Cuba.

According to forecasts, the phenomenon could affect territories of the western and central Cuban provinces.

“Satellite data indicates that the tropical wave located several hundred miles east of the Windward Islands has organized
better this morning,” warned the NHC.

The National Hurricane Center, based in Miami, specified that “additional development is expected” of the phenomenon, which is likely to become a new tropical depression in a not very long period of time, as “The system is moving west to northwest at 15 to 20 mph across the eastern and central Caribbean Sea.”

The note adds that the Windward Islands must closely monitor the progress of this system, since heavy rains and gusty winds could affect those territories starting this Wednesday.

For now, the Cuban Institute of Meteorology has only reported the formation of tropical depression 8 in the Atlantic, which is only dangerous for navigation.

In May the Institute of Meteorology (INSMET) of Cuba predicted an active cyclonic seasonwith a high probability of hurricanes.

The national Forecast Center said the danger that Cuba would be affected by at least one tropical cyclone was high, with an 85% probability. In the case of a phenomenon with a hurricane category, the probability dropped to 60%.

The INSMET also indicated that in the current season the formation of 17 tropical cyclones was expected in the North Atlantic basin, of which nine could reach the category of hurricane.

In the last few hours Fiona, converted into a category three hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, has left serious destruction in Puerto Rico and at least one deceased and more than 12 thousand displaced in the Dominican Republicwhile continuing its advance towards Turks and Caicos.

In that case, despite the fact that the models marked Cuba in its development, when it was still a tropical wave, the phenomenon did not end up affecting Cuban territory.

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