Formed the ninth tropical depression of the 2022 cyclone season

The Forecast Center of the Institute of Meteorology de Cuba (Insmet) reissued a warning related to the current cyclonic season, now the first corresponding to the ninth tropical depression formed in the early hours of this Friday.

“In the early hours of today, Friday, the area of ​​low pressure that passed through the southeast of the Caribbean Sea gained in organization and became Tropical Depression Nine of the current cyclonic season, with maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour, with superior gusts”, points out the notification issued at 06 hours.

According to the statement, the system has a central pressure of 1006 hectoPascal and is moving west-northwest at 20 kilometers per hour.

“At five in the morning, the central region of the tropical depression was located at 13.9º N and 68.6º W, a position that places it 985 kilometers east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica.”

For the next 12 to 24 hours, Tropical Depression Nine will continue with a similar course and speed of movement, inclining its trajectory more to the northwest in the next few days, gaining in organization and intensity until it becomes a tropical storm.

According to the probable trajectory, between Monday and Tuesday, possibly already with hurricane force, it would be crossing the Cayman Islands and the Island of Cuba to the west.

The current cyclone season in the Atlantic (from June 1 to November 30) has been described as “very active” with a forecast of up to 17 cyclones, nine of them with the possibility of reaching the category of hurricane.

Cuban Institute of Meteorology warns about possible cyclonic development

The Insmet has predicted that, with an 85% probability, one of these cyclones could affect Cuba, a probability that is reduced to 60% in the case of a hurricane.

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