The Hurricane Ian It moves north with the forecast that it will produce strong impacts of wind and storm surge in the west of Cuba before arriving at Gulf of Mexicocausing rains in the states of Quintana Roo, Yucatan Y Campeche.
The threat posed by Ian caused the issuance of a tropical storm watch for the Florida Keys, from Seven Mile Bridge to Key West “Key West” in fear that it will reach category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson scale in that area. over a maximum of 5.
The bulletin from the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) at 21:00 GMT indicates that Ian was located 220 miles (355 km) southeast of Grand Cayman and about 495 miles (795 km) from the extreme west of Cuba while advancing with maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (75 km/h).
Alert for Cuba
A hurricane warning is in effect for Grand Cayman and the Cuban provinces of Isla de Juventud, Pinar del Río and Artemisa.
For the Cuban provinces of Havana, Mayabeque and Matanzas there is in effect a tropical storm warning and a tropical storm watch for Little Cayman and Cayman Brac, as well as the Florida Keys, from Seven Mile Bridge south to Key West, including Dry Tortugas.
Ian is moving west-northwestward about 12 miles per hour (19 km/h) with a north-northwestward motion expected on Monday and in the same direction on Tuesday with a slightly slower forward speed.
On the forecast track, the center of Ian is expected to pass near or west of the Cayman Islands on Monday and near or over west of Cuba Monday night and early Tuesday.
Hurricane will hit Mexico tomorrow
Ian will then emerge over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday.
Tropical storm force winds dragging Ian extend up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center.
Additionally, the Florida Keys to the south and central Florida panhandle will see 2 to 4 inches, with a local maximum of up to 6 inches, beginning Monday through Wednesday morning.
Heavy rains could affect northern Florida and the Florida Panhandle between next Thursday and Saturday.
Tropical Storm Gastón continues as it makes its way through the Atlantic to the west and was located 475 miles (765 km) west of the island of Faial, in the central Azores, with maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (75 km / h) and the forecast to continue weakening.
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