TS Eta to make landfall along the Florida coast
Update: 12th of November, 1:30 a.m. UTC
Tropical storm Eta has reached a hurricane strength for a while on Wednesday, however since then it has downgraded back to a high-end tropical storm.
Eta is now packing winds of 110 km/h (70 mph) with expected landfall overnight along the Florida west coast, in region from Cedar Key to Crystal River.
Life-threatening storm surge and tropical-storm winds are expected along the Florida Gulf Coast, from Bonita Beach, Florida, to Suwannee River, Florida. Tropical storm warning remains for those areas.
Update: 10th of November, 2:30 p.m. UTC
TS Eta continues to bring heavy rainfall to Cuba and South Florida today. Flash and urban flooding is also possible in the those areas. Maximum winds are 100 km/h (60 mph).
The path of the storm is yet uncertain, it is not forecasted to become a hurricane and could weaken before it reaches Gulf Coast.
Tropical storm watch has been issued for Cuba including the provinces of La Habana, Artemisa, Mayabeque, Pinar Del Rio and the Isle of Youth.
Update: 4th of November, 10:00 p.m. UTC
Moving toward the west near 8 mph (13 km/h), Tropical Storm Eta was located near latitude 13.8 North, longitude 84.7 West. The system is forecasted to move over northern Nicaragua through this morning, and then move across the central portions of Honduras through Thursday morning. Eta will then emerge over the northwestern Caribbean Sea on Friday local time.
Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph (110 km/h) with higher gusts. Weakening is expected as Eta moves over land during the next couple of days and will become a tropical depression tonight.
Eta is forecasted to regain tropical storm strength before it moves across portions of Cuba and approaches southern Florida this weekend.
Through Friday evening, heavy rainfall produced by Eta will cause life-threatening flash flooding and river flooding across portions of Central America.
Update: 3rd of November, 10:00 p.m. UTC
Eta made landfall south of Puerto Cabezas, on Nicaragua's northern Caribbean coast as Category 4 hurricane, The storm brought winds of 220 km/h (140 mph).
Life-threatening storm surge and destructive waves are expected along the northern coast of Nicaragua. Water levels could reach up to 21 above normal tide levels. Heavy rainfall is already causing rivers to overflow across Central America.
Weakening should begin after Eta moves more inland Tuesday afternoon.
Update: 3rd of November, 11:00 a.m. UTC
Hurricane Eta is approaching the northeastern Nicaragua as a major hurricane Category 4 with maximum winds of 240 km/h (150 mph).
Eta is likely to get stronger and reach Category 5 strength before landfall.
Dangerous storm surge up to 21 feet, catastrophic winds, flash flooding and landslides are expected across Central America.
Hurricane warning is in effect for the coast of Nicaragua from the Honduras/Nicaragua border to Sandy Bay Sirpi.
Tropical storm warning is in effect for the northeastern coast of Honduras from Punta Patuca to the Honduras/Nicaragua border.
Update: 2nd of November, 03:00 p.m. UTC
Eta has rapidly intensified into hurricane overnight while nearing the Nicaragua coast. Hurricane is now packing winds of 175 km/h (110 mph) and heading west at 15 km/h (9 mph).
Eta could be devastating for Central America as it is predicted to become Category 3 hurricane.
Mudslides and torrential rainfall will occur in Nicaragua, along with Guatemala and Honduras, possibly also in Mexico. Storm should weaken as it moves inland.
Update: 1st of November, 11:00 p.m. UTC
Located at 14.9N 78.9W with maximum winds of 100 km/h (65 mph), tropical storm Eta is expected to strengthen into a hurricane tonight.
Eta is expected to reach the northeastern coast of Nicaragua on Monday or early Tuesday. A hurricane warning is in effect from the Honduras/Nicaragua border to Sandy Bay Sirpi.
The slow-moving system can cause life-threatening flash floods, dangerous storm surge and damaging winds over parts of Central America.
Further path of the storm is yet uncertain, it can either dissipate or intensify.
Sorry but ETA, Zeta or Wta? This article has 3 names for this storm...
@Billy-Labs Hi, there was typo in the text, now it's fixed. Thank you for spotting.