Storm Arlene weakens on its way to Cuba

Tropical Storm Arlene, formed this fridaylost organization during the early morning in its unusual journey to Cuba.

This was reported in your most recent cyclone warning the Cuban Institute of Meteorology (Insmet), which confirmed that Arlene still maintains maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour, with higher gusts, while its central pressure was 998 hectoPascal at 6:00 in the morning (local time). local).

At that time, the island’s specialists estimated its position in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, some 365 kilometers west of Key West and 280 kilometers north of Cape San Antonio, at the western end of Pinar del Río.

Its movement was close to the south-southeast, at a rate of 15 kilometers per hour.

According to the forecasts, “in the next 12 to 24 hours this system will continue its movement with a course close to the south-southeast, with little change in its translation speed.”

The Insmet expects that with the passage of time the cyclonic organism will continue “weakening more, to become a tropical depression today Saturday and a remnant low overnight until it dissipates in the southeastern waters of the Gulf of Mexico.”

Arlene is the first storm of the current hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean, which began this Thursday, one day before its formation.

According to Cuban experts, this year the formation of 11 tropical cyclones and 5 hurricanes is expected in a season classified as normal to not very active.

In the case of Cuba, scientists foresee a 35% probability that it will be affected by at least one hurricane.

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