10/26/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/26/2020 04:16
Monday, October 26, 2020 at 5:00 a.m.
***...NOAA HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT FINDS ZETA RAPIDLY STRENGTHENING......HURRICANE CONDITIONS AND STORM SURGE EXPECTED ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA BY LATE TODAY...***
Data from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 110 km/h with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast, and Zeta is expected to become a hurricane later this morning. Additional strengthening is expected before Zeta moves over the Yucatan Peninsula.
Tropical Storm Zeta is not a threat to Jamaica.
The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the progress of this system.