Hurricane “Delta” is expected to hit southeastern Mexico tonight and then head for the US coast this week.
Mexico City, October 6 (SinEmbargo / AP) .- The United States National Hurricane Center (NOAA, for its acronym in English) shared through his Facebook account images taken from a satelite of the formation of Hurricane “Delta”.
According to NOAA, on October 5, the GOES-East satellite, also known as GOES-16, observed the moment when the tropical storm “Delta” formed in the Caribbean.
Also, at 11:00 a.m., the National Hurricane Center reported that the storm was located approximately 130 miles south of Jamaica with maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour. It was forecast to turn into a hurricane on Tuesday and hit the northern Gulf Coast on Friday.
“Tropical storm ‘Delta’ is seen through visible band 2 of the satellite, with superimposed lightning bolts from the Geostationary Lightning Mapper,” he explained.
For our #ImageOfTheDay, the GOES-East satellite watched Tropical Storm Delta form in the Caribbean Sea this morning. It’s expected to become a hurricane tomorrow and reach the northern Gulf Coast by Friday. The earliest 25th named Atlantic storm on record, it’s also the second time the name Delta has been used. Read more: go.usa.gov/xG6vk
Posted by NOAA Satellite and Information Service on Monday, October 5, 2020
Hurricane “Delta” rapidly intensified on Tuesday to become a Category 4 cyclone with winds of 230 kilometers per hour.
During the night, I am expected to hit southeastern Mexico hard and then head for the United States coast this week.
Today’s #TimelapseTuesday imagery also happens to be featured for the #ImageOfTheDay.Here, GOES-East tracked the path and evolution of what is now major Hurricane Delta from October 4 through this morning. Read more: go.usa.gov/xGFfA
Posted by NOAA Satellite and Information Service on Tuesday, October 6, 2020
The biggest impact was expected in the extreme northeast of the Yucatan Peninsula, a tourist area in the Mexican Caribbean full of spas, where it could make landfall in the early hours of Wednesday.
This entire area, from Tulum to Cancun, is made up of localities totally dependent on tourism, which were beginning to emerge from the closure imposed by the pandemic and will receive the hurricane with many areas already flooded and affected by tropical storm Gamma.
-With AP information.