Tropical cyclone warning number. 12
Tropical Storm Elsa
Forecast Center, Insmet
Date: July 4, 2021. Time: 3:00 p.m.
In the last hour a spy plane «Elsa found that the center of circulation was slightly further reformed towards the east. This process, confirmed by images from the meteorological radar of Gran Pietra and Pilan, may have caused a slight weakening up to 1007 hectopascals and an increase in central pressure, as well as part of its circulation with the Hispaniola Mountains this afternoon. Its cloud pattern showed a large pattern of rain and sleet early in the night, which subsided in the last hour.
This tropical storm continues its movement west-northwest, further reducing its translation speed, to 22 kilometers per hour.
At 3:00 a.m. its center is located in the province of Granma by 18.0 degrees north latitude and 75.3 degrees west longitude by planar radar, 325 kilometers southeast of Granma’s Cape Cruz.
Over the next 12 to 24 hours, the tropical storm Elsa will continue in a similar course, traveling through the Strait of Cologne. This Sunday morning, it will sail to the extreme west of the Granma and then to the seas south of the provinces of Las Tunas, Gamage and the central region of Cuba. In addition, the speed of your translation will gradually decrease, with fluctuations in its intensity.
Cloudy skies with rain and rain associated with the outer circulation of tropical storm Elsa have begun to affect Granma from tonight. Late in the morning, it will rain to other provinces in the eastern region and in some places, mainly in the province of Granma and the mountains and on the southern coast of Santiago de Cuba and Guantanamo. .
Wind intensity and wave height will begin to increase near the southeastern part of Cuba from this morning. Winds will reach speeds of 30 to 45 kilometers per hour, with high winds reaching tropical storm power of up to 85 kilometers per hour.
There will be strong swells from Cabo Cruz to Punta de Myce, with waves up to 4 to 6 meters high and light to moderate coastal flooding, mainly in Santiago de Cuba and Granma. Light flooding from the end of the morning will move to the Gulf of Guacanao and then to the southern coast of the central region of Cuba from the afternoon.
The next tropical cyclone warning will be issued at 6 a.m. Sunday.