Storm ‘Delta’ became a hurricane Monday in the Caribe and will reach great intensity as it passes through the peninsula of Yucatan this Tuesday, before reaching the south of United States this week. ‘Delta’ blows with maximum sustained winds of 130 km / h with stronger gusts southwest of Jamaica, heading towards the US coast of the Gulf of mexico at 11 km / h, reports the National Hurricane Center (NHC), based in Miami.
“Further rapid strengthening is expected [el martes], and it is predicted that ‘Delta’ will be a hurricane of great intensity when it approaches the Yucatan peninsula, “says the NHC. High intensity hurricanes are those that have category 3 to 5, with a maximum scale of 5, with winds of more than 178 km / hour. This means that the region you will face a dangerous situation in the next 36 hours.
On the forecast trajectory, the eye of ‘Delta’ is expected to approach the northeast of the Yucatan Peninsula on Tuesday night and enter the Gulf of Mexico early Wednesday. It will arrive without obstacles that weaken it between Thursday night and Friday morning to the southern United States, in a still undetermined point of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi or Alabama.
The Cuban province of Pinewood of the river It is no longer under surveillance for a hurricane but for a tropical storm, due to the new direction of the cyclone.
‘Delta’ is the twenty-sixth named storm of a Hurricane season in the unusually active Atlantic in which several recordsAmong them, the list of names provided for cyclones was exhausted and meteorologists began to identify them with the Greek alphabet.
In addition, when the hurricane makes landfall, “it will become the tenth tropical cyclone of the season” that it does, notes meteorologist MJ Ventrice, of the consultancy The Weather Company, on Twitter. “This would break the record for the most tropical cyclones that make landfall in a single season, “after nine storms did so in 2016, he adds.