Tropical Storm Grace changed course: they predicted it would make landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula

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Having hit the Dominican Republic and Haiti with their cloud squads, Tropical Storm slightly changed course And now, instead of crossing the island of Cuba, everything indicates that the regime will advance towards it Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, where you’ll make landfall early in the morning of Thursday, August 19.

This was announced by the National Weather Service (SMN), which warned in its report that the effects of Grace will begin to be felt In southeastern Mexico Starting on Wednesday. Also from Quintana Roo, the head of the state government, Carlos Joaquin, issued a statement.

“it is expected that [Grace] Enter the Yucatan Peninsula as a tropical storm or hurricane Wednesday night or early Thursday. The governor noted that we maintain a constant watch.

Early this Tuesday, August 17, Grace . falls 265 km east of Jamaica, and 1,240 km east-southeast of the coast of Quintana Roo. In that Mexican state, the National Climate Agency has been activated Monitoring Notice Due to the effects of the hurricane, which include From Cabo Catoche to Punta Allen.

Hurricane Records Maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h, with stronger gusts of up to 85 kilometers per hour. It is moving west towards Mexico and at the moment, it is expected to enter the national territory as a tropical storm, although there is a possibility that it will do so as a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

Development forecast and path of Tropical Storm Grace (Photo: SMN/Conagua Clima)
Development forecast and path of Tropical Storm Grace (Photo: SMN/Conagua Clima)

Grace’s profession

In the last hours, Grace changed course and now it seems so The system will approach the Yucatan Peninsula.

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According to SMN, the storm this Tuesday is located near Jamaica, to the east of the small Caribbean island. Its center will not touch the land in that country, but will travel by sea westward, approaching southeast Mexico.

Grace will advance through the water until the early morning of Thursday, August 19, at that time It will affect the Yucatan Peninsula. Although meteorologists believe the system will make landfall as a tropical storm, it will likely reach hurricane strength, with winds of up to 140 kilometers per hour.

According to scientists, this will not be the only effect. Grace will cross the states of Quintana Roo and Yucatan and on the same Thursday, around noon, she will be out for the Gulf of Mexico. After that, it will continue its journey across the sea and on August 21 it will hit Veracruz, with winds that may also be hurricanes. From that moment on, you will be moving overland towards the interior of the Republic.

Thus, the cyclone is expected to strike two strikes on the national territory. From Wednesday it will cause heavy rain, strong winds and high waves, so residents should be urged to keep abreast of information published by state civil protection organizations.

SMN also reported that it was formed on Wednesday evening Tropical Storm Henry, about 215 kilometers south of the Bermuda Islands.

GRACE is the seventh named system to form in the 2021 Atlantic tropical cyclone season, after storms Anna, Bill, Claudette, Danny, Fred, and Hurricane Elsa.

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