TD31 forecast to become hurricane

| 13/11/2020 | 9 Comments
TD31 Friday morning

(CNS) Tropical Depression 31 was over 300 miles south of Jamaica when it emerged as expected Friday morning, but despite being just a few hours old, the US National Hurricane Center is already forecasting that the depression will be a hurricane, possibly a major one, by the time it reaches the coast of Central America on Sunday. At 11am today TD31 was moving west-southwest at 7 mph with winds of near 35 mph and higher gusts. The depression is forecast to strengthen into a tropical storm later today or tonight when it will become TS Iota. Strengthening is likely over the weekend as it moves across the central Caribbean Sea and approaches the coasts of Nicaragua and northeastern Honduras.

Local weather officials are not yet commenting specifically on whether or not the storm will pose any problems for the Cayman Islands other than moderate winds and slight seas as this active system moves over the western Caribbean. At present TD appears to be following a similar path to the early track of Tropical Storm Eta , which eventually through various twists and turns went on to cause flooding, as well as more intense winds and twisters than expected last weekend, over the Cayman Islands.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    At the 7 am Monday advisory the wind speeds of Iota have increased to 155 mph (nearly Cat 5) and the pressure continues to drop. We are so fortunate that this one stayed south of us and we need to keep all those in Nicaragua and Honduras in our thoughts and prayers today.

  2. Michael Day says:

    These comments are from the anonymous lowest of the low. Instead, spare a thought for the people of Honduras and Nicaragua who are struggling after Eta. I wish them well.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I do not care one iota.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Yes!! Awesome, I hope it comes here so bad so I can have a day off work bobo

    • Anonymous says:

      You are an idiot.

    • Anonymous says:

      Go work for the post office, you can take as much time off as you like.

      • Anonymous says:

        I wouldn’t hire this clown to cut my grass much less board up my windows or handle mail. People making “day-off” and “rainy day” comments clearly don’t know what a hurricane is, much less what it is capable of. (And NO nuclear weapons dropped inside does nothing, only makes radioactive hurricanes) #ThanksTrump

    • Anonymous says:

      Dat hurricane broke out and mash up evryting

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