MIAMI, United States. — Tropical depression number two of the current hurricane season continues its advance towards the north of the western region of Cuba, as forecast models show.
The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported this Friday that the phenomenon moves slowly to the south and with little change in its intensity.
At 10 in the morning today, the center of the organism was located at 26.7 degrees north latitude and 86.3 degrees west longitude, about 435 kilometers west of Fort Myers (United States) and 550 kilometers north northwest of the tip western Cuba.
According to the NHC, tropical depression number two has maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour and is moving southwest at about seven kilometers per hour, although it is expected to begin to weaken in the next few hours.
The Cuban Institute of Meteorology (INSMET) confirmed that the system has been losing strength, but recommended that Cubans keep informed about its trajectory.
“Due to its proximity and future trajectory, although it is a disorganized, weak system that is forecast to have a short life, it is recommended to pay attention to the information that is issued about it,” the entity indicated in its last Tropical Cyclone Warning.
The hurricane season that has just begun is expected to be normal or not very active compared to previous years, which does not rule out the possibility of high-intensity meteors hitting the Caribbean region.
By 2023, the formation of 11 tropical cyclones is expected, of which five could reach the category of hurricane.