Cuba Follows Hurricane Rina Closely

Havana, Oct 25. -Cuban meteorologists are following Rina, a category 2 hurricane in the Saffir Simpson scale (maximum of five) carrying sustained maximum winds of 105.6 miles per hour.The fifth hurricane of the ongoing season is located at 298.2 miles east-southeast of Chetumal, Yucatan, Mexico, said Doctor Jose Rubiera, director of the Forecast Center of the Cuban Institute of Meteorology (INSMET), on local television on Tuesday.

Hurricane Rina has conditions to get stronger in the next few hours, and it might reach a category 3, Doctor Rubiera added.

He pointed out that in the coming days, Rina will keep a stable but slow movement heading to the west-northwest, but the forecast models are showing dispersion on what it might occur in the next 48 to 72 hours.

Due to strong winds in the upper atmosphere, Rina is likely to weaken in the next three days, and might be downgraded to a weak hurricane or a tropical storm.

The hurricane season spreads from June 1st to November 30. (Prensa Latina)