Depression number two becomes Tropical Storm Arlene

MIAMI, United States. – The tropical depression number two of the recently started hurricane season became Tropical Storm Arlene this afternoon, reported the United States National Hurricane Center (NHC, for its acronym in English).

At one in the afternoon this Friday, the center of the organism was located at 26.7 degrees north longitude and 86.2 degrees west longitude, about 425 kilometers west of Fort Myers (United States).

The system maintained a slow movement towards the southwest at the rate of seven kilometers per hour (km / h), while its maximum sustained winds are now 65 km / h.

Despite the slight strengthening of the meteor, it is expected that it will weaken this Saturday in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

“Maximum sustained winds have increased to around 65 km/h, with higher gusts. Arlene is expected to weaken by tonight, and is expected to dissipate this Saturday. report from the NHC.

The US agency indicated that “tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 110 kilometers.”

The NHC added that the organism could leave some rain in central and southern Florida, with accumulations of between one and two inches, which could reach five in some areas.

The precise information that the rain that falls this Friday in areas of southern Florida is not directly related to the tropical storm.

in his last Tropical Cyclone Warningthe Cuban Institute of Meteorology (INSMET) highlights that in the next 12 to 24 hours Arlene “will continue its displacement with a course close to the south, slightly increasing its speed of translation, gradually weakening from tonight, to become a remnant low during Saturday in waters of the southeastern Gulf of Mexico north of the western region of Cuba.

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