Hurricane Danny Reaches Category 3

It has maximum sustained winds of 185 kilometres per hour with higher gusts

By: Juventud Rebelde

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2015-08-22 | 19:09:17 EST
It has maximum sustained winds of 185 kilometres per hour with higher gustsIt has maximum sustained winds of 185 kilometres per hour with higher gusts Photo: InternetZoom
Yesterday afternoon during Hurricane Danny was strengthened further to reach Category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, with sustained winds of 185 mph and higher gusts, according to a tropical cyclone warning issued by the Meteorological Institute at 6:00 pm Friday.

At that time, its central pressure dropped to 974 hPa and continued to move West Northwest at 17 kilometres per hour. Meanwhile, its centre was estimated at 14.6 degrees North latitude and 49.2 degrees West longitude, about 1,375 kilometres East-Southeast of Antigua, in the northern group of the Lesser Antilles.

The Institute of Meteorology predicts that in the coming hours Danny will continue in a like direction and travel speed, tilting its journey today further West, prone to weakening, due to unfavourable winds in the upper atmosphere.

The next tropical cyclone warning will be issued at 6:00 pm today.

Translated by ESTI

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