US News Hurricane Zeta made landfall on the coast of Yucatan in Mexico

11:05  27 october  2020
11:05  27 october  2020 Source:   challenges.fr

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Zeta , which hit the Yucatán ’s northeastern coast as a Category 1 hurricane , is the 27th named storm of a season that is far from over: Storms The storm was then expected to cross the Gulf of Mexico and hit the United States, where the forecast was for up to 6 inches of rain in the coastal Gulf States.

Hurricane Zeta was approaching the Yucatan Peninsula and should be at or near hurricane strength when it approaches the Gulf Coast by Wednesday. Zeta strengthened into a hurricane Monday as it approached Mexico 's Yucatan Peninsula before taking aim on the battered U.S. Gulf Coast later in

Localisation et trajectoire prévue de la tempête tropicale Zeta © Gustavo IZUS Location and forecast path of tropical storm Zeta

Hurricane Zeta, accompanied by strong winds and heavy precipitation, made landfall on Monday near from the seaside resort of Tulum, in the province of Yucatan located in the south-east of the country, already swept away a few days ago by Hurricane Delta.

The Eye of the Hurricane "made landfall at 10:00 PM Mexico City time (04:00 GMT Tuesday) in the vicinity of Ciudad Chemuyil, approximately 25 km north / northeast of Tulum, Quintano State Roo, "the National Water Commission, Conagua said in a statement.

This Category 1 hurricane, the lowest on a scale of 5, is moving northwest at 20 km / h accompanied by winds of 130 km / h with gusts of up to 150 km / h, has added the Commission. Even though the strongest rains and winds affect the north-central area of ​​the state, the impact of the hurricane is expected to be felt throughout the region.

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Storm Zeta has strengthened into a hurricane as it churned towards beach resorts on Mexico ’s Caribbean coast , which it is expected to rake with strong winds and heavy rain before making possible landfall in the US later this week. Zeta – the earliest ever 27th named storm of the Atlantic season

CANCUN, Mexico — Zeta strengthened to a hurricane Monday afternoon as it continued on a track for Mexico ’s Yucatan Peninsula resorts and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. © Provided by The Canadian Press.

According to Conagua, the weather phenomenon is expected to weaken as it moves over the province of Yucatan, home to some of Mexico's most popular resorts such as Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum. The hurricane is nevertheless expected to strengthen as it approaches the Gulf of Mexico.

Zeta should then continue its trajectory towards the coasts of the southeast of the United States on Thursday.

The authorities of the State of Quintana Roo have asked residents and tourists not to leave their homes or hotels. Economic activities have also been suspended.

The hurricane season in the Atlantic this year is unusually rough, and several records have been broken.

With the warming of the surface of the oceans, hurricanes are becoming more powerful, according to scientists, who thus predict an increase in the proportion of category 4 and 5 cyclones, the most destructive.

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