Havana, Sunday 16 de December de 2018 12:31 pm

Michael becomes a hurricane very close to Cuba

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Michael becomes a hurricane very close to CubaHAVANA, Cuba, Oct 8 (ACN) Michael has intensified and now has sustained winds of 120 kilometres per hour, with higher gusts and its central pressure is 982 hectoPascal, so it became a hurricane category one on the Saffir Simpson scale of a maximum of five, the Institute Meteorology reported in its Tropical Cyclone Warning No. 8.

At noon, Hurricane Michael's center was estimated at 21.4 degrees north latitude and 84.9 degrees west longitude, a position which places it at about 55 kilometers just south of San Antonio Cape, in the Cuban westernmost province of Pinar del Río.

Michael maintains the course near the north at about 11 kilometers per hour, so it will cross this afternoon by the channel of Yucatan, very near or over San Antonio Cape, entering waters of the south-east Gulf of Mexico during the night.

In the next 12 to 24 hours this hurricane will continue its advance to the north, gradually increasing its velocity of and gaining some more intensity.

During this morning the rains associated with this hurricane have been affecting the Cuban western region, where they will be strong and intense in some areas.

The next tropical hurricane warning will be issued at 3 p.m. today.

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