Dimanche 29 Novembre, 2020

Tropical Depression 25 forms over the Northwest Caribbean

Photo: National Hurricane Centre.

Photo: National Hurricane Centre.

The 25 tropical depression of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season has formed off south-eastern Mexico.

The government of Mexico has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the Yucatan Peninsula and a Tropical Storm Watch for areas south of Punta Herrero to Puerto Costa Maya and west of Cabo Catoche to Dzilam.

Tropical storm conditions are expected within the Tropical Storm Warning area by early Saturday.

At 11 am EDT, the US National Hurricane Centre said Tropical Depression Twenty-Five's centre of circulation was located over the north western Caribbean Sea about 220 miles (355 km) southeast of Cozumel, Mexico.

It's moving toward the northwest near nine mph (15 km/h) and a gradual turn toward the north-northwest with a decrease in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days.

On the forecast track, the centre of the tropical cyclone should be near the north-eastern Yucatan Peninsula on Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts.

Some strengthening is forecast to take place and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm by Saturday morning. When that occurs, it will be named Gamma.

The depression is expected to produce rainfall of four to eight inches, with isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches, in portions of the Yucatan Peninsula and western Cuba.

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