HAVANA, Cuba, July 30 (ACN) Cuban Institute of Meteorology reports in its tropical cyclone warning no. 2 that tropical storm Isaiah has slightly increased in intensity during the early morning hours, as it moves rapidly through the seas south of Puerto Rico.
This system now has maximum sustained winds of 95 kilometers per hour, with higher gusts, and its central pressure is 1003 hectoPascal.
At 6 o'clock this morning, the center of Isaiah was estimated at 17.4 degrees North latitude and 68.2 degrees West longitude, a position that situates it about 210 kilometers east-southeast of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. This tropical storm is moving towards the northwest at 33 kilometers per hour.
During the next 12 to 24 hours Isaiah will maintain his course between west and northwest, slowing down his travel speed and losing some intensity when crossing over Hispaniola.
However, this system will begin to restructure again when it goes out to sea in the north of Haiti and the Dominican Republic in the next morning.
As a consequence of this, there will be a gradual increase in rainfall over the eastern region of Cuba, which will subsequently extend to the central region of the country.