Posted: Monday, October 5, 2020. 7:22 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: The National Meteorological Services of Belize and the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) are closely monitoring Hurricane Delta that is now located over the Central Caribbean Sea just south of Jamaica.
Delta was centered near latitude 16.5N, longitude 79.6W, or about 120 miles south of Negril, Jamaica.
Delta is now moving to the west-northwest at 8 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 75mph.
Delta is forecasted to continue to move west-northwest and then toward the northwest on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On this track, the system is expected to be near the Cayman Islands on Tuesday morning and then approach the western tip of Cuba late on Tuesday as a Category 1 Hurricane or stronger.
The forecast models are in agreement that this system will move in the projected direction and as such, the impacts on Belize from this system should be minimal.
The Met Service and NEMO will continue to monitor this system.
The public is advised to closely monitor Hurricane Delta even though the models are saying it is not assessed as being a direct threat to Belize at this time.
The NEMO Emergency Hotline is 936.
NEMO says that it will keep the public updated on any further developments.
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