The Institute of Meteorology reports in its tropical cyclone warning No. 6 that during the early morning the tropical depression Fred keeps weakening but remains intense with maximum sustained winds under 55 km/h, gusty winds and a minimum pressure of 1010 hPa. It is tracking at 26 km/h on a west-northwesterly course.
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Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla called today for international cooperation and the full implementation of the Paris Convention and Agreement to curb global warming and noted that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that failure to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions will make it impossible to reach the goal of limiting global warming to around 1.5ºC or even 2ºC.
The Institute of Meteorology reports in its tropical cyclone warning No. 2 that during this early morning tropical storm Fred was moving south of Puerto Rico and bringing heavy rains formed near its center of circulation. Fred has gained in organization, although its maximum sustained winds remain at 65 km/h and its minimum central pressure is still 1009 hP.