Meteorological Service of Jamaica

11/18/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/18/2020 04:08

NEWS RELEASE

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 5:00 a.m.

*** ...IOTA WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION OVER EL SALVADOR... ...THREAT OF CATASTROPHIC FLASH FLOODING AND MUDSLIDES WILL CONTINUE ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AMERICA...***

At 4:00 a.m., the centre of Tropical Depression Iota was located near latitude 13.7 North, longitude 88.3 West. Iota is moving toward the west-southwest near 20 km/h, and this general motion is expected to continue through today. On the forecast track, the centre of Iota will move across El Salvador before the system dissipates later today.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 55 km/h with higher gusts. Additional weakening is forecast, and Iota is expected to degenerate into a post-tropical remnant low pressure system later today.

Tropical Storm Iota is not a threat to Jamaica.

The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the progress of this system.

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