TS Nana likely to hit Southern Belize as a Category 1 Hurricane

by Caribbean Lifestyle Editorial Team
At a Glance
  • Tropical Storm Nana likely to become a season’s 5th Hurricane by Wednesday night, says NOAA
  • Nana is expected to make landfall in southern half of Belize as a Category 1 Hurricane
  • Belize declares a Hurricane Warning for the coast of Belize from Belize City to its Southern Border
  • Belize’s Coastline from Belize City to its Northern Border is under a Hurricane Watch
  • Nana, as of 5 p.m. ET, is releasing sustained winds of 60 mph at 15mph

Belize issues Hurricane Warning for its Coast; Southern Belize on alert

Tropical Storm Nana is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane by the time it reaches the coast of Belize late Wednesday or early Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center. The forecast track projects that Nana will pass north of the coast of Honduras on Wednesday, before making landfall over Belize, as a Category 1 Hurricane. Additionally, its current wind shear is expected to limit its intensity, according to forecast discussions.

Nana projected to strengthen to a Hurricane before impacting Belize

Nana, the season’s 14th tropical storm, formed Tuesday about 120 miles south-southwest of Kingston, Jamaica. Meanwhile, Nana would then become the fifth of the busy 2020 Atlantic season if it becomes a hurricane. As of 5 p.m., Nana was about 65 miles east-northeast of Isla Roatan, Honduras, and about 155 east of Belize City, moving west at 15 mph with top winds of 60. However, a Category 1 hurricane forms when sustained winds are in the range of 74 to 95 mph.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from Nana’s center, according to the latest advisory. Meanwhile, Belize remains on a Hurricane Warning.

Source: NOAA

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