HAVANA, Cuba, Sep 11 (ACN) Tropical storm Paulette has had little change in organization on Thursday, keeping maximum sustained winds of 85 kilometers per hour, with higher gusts and a central pressure of 997 hectoPascal.
The Institute of Meteorology reported this system is moving west to northwest at 15 kilometers per hour.
At 6pm its central area is estimated at 22.2 degrees North latitude and 50.2 degrees West longitude, a position that places it about 1,825 kilometers southeast of Bermuda.
In the next few hours Paulette will move from northwest to west/northwest with a similar speed of travel. The tendency during the next 24 hours will be to weaken, due to its displacement in a less favorable environment, possibly gaining again in intensity towards the weekend.
At the same time, tropical storm Rene is moving over the central Atlantic with little change in organization and intensity, while passing over the central Atlantic, the Institute of Meteorology reported on Thursday.
At six o'clock in the afternoon, its central area was estimated at 18.9 degrees North latitude and 37.0 degrees West longitude, a position that places it about two mi 630 kilometers east of Antigua, in the northern group of the Lesser Antilles. Rene has maximum sustained winds of 85 kilometers per hour, with higher gusts, and a minimum central pressure of 1000 hectoPascal.
In the next 12 to 24 hours it will maintain a similar trajectory and speed, inclining its path to the west-northwest and moving over the open waters of the central Atlantic Ocean. It is predicted that this system will experience a slow and gradual strengthening over the next few days and could reach hurricane category over the weekend.