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Meteorological Service of Jamaica

06/03/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/03/2020 04:30

NEWS RELEASE

***CRISTOBAL MOVING SLOWLY SOUTHEASTWARD TOWARD THE COAST OF MEXICO ... HEAVY RAINFALL AND LIFE-THREATENING FLOODING THREAT CONTINUES... ***

At 4:00 a.m., the centre of Tropical Storm Cristobal was located near latitude 18.9 degrees North, longitude 92.0 degrees West. Cristobal is moving toward the southeast near 6 km/h, and this general motion is expected to continue this morning, followed by turn toward the east this afternoon. A motion toward the north-northeast and north is expected on Thursday and Friday. On the forecast track, the centre will cross the southern Bay of Campeche coast later today and move inland over eastern Mexico tonight and Thursday. The centre is forecast to move back over the Bay of Campeche Thursday night and Friday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 95 km/h with higher gusts.
Some increase in strength is possible until the center crosses the
coast. Gradual weakening is forecast while the centre remains
inland, but restrengthening is expected after Cristobal moves back
over water Thursday night and Friday.

Tropical Storm Cristobal is not a threat to Jamaica.

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

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