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Expected to become Tropical Storm Nate

Published 4th October 2017, 11:28am

The area of low pressure in the southwestern Caribbean Sea, close to San Andres Island has become better organized since yesterday and is now a tropical depression.

The initial wind speed is at 30 knots and environmental conditions are conducive for intensification of the depression.

The depression is moving slowly northwestward this morning but the steering pattern should change tomorrow causing the cyclone to move much faster to the north-northwest. The depression is forecast to strengthen and bring tropical storm conditions and heavy rainfall to portions of Nicaragua and Honduras tonight through Thursday.

The National Hurricane Centre is advising that rapid intensification is a possibility over the northwestern Caribbean Sea as the system moves over warm and deep waters. Residents in the Cayman Islands should monitor the progress of this system closely and maintain a high level of preparedness.