What areas is Tropical Storm Lisa threatened and when does it turn into a hurricane?

(CNN Spanish) – Tropical Storm Lisa, which formed on Monday in the Caribbean, threatens Jamaica, Belize, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico, areas for which the National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued alerts or warnings on Monday through noon.

As of 05:00 PM Miami time, the NHC’s guidelines were in effect as follows:

  • Watching hurricanes for the islands of the Gulf of Honduras and the coast of Belize from north of Puerto Barrios to south of Chetumal.
  • Tropical Storm Warning for the Gulf of Honduras Islands.
  • Tropical Storm Watch for Jamaica and the entire north coast of Honduras and Guatemala from the border with Honduras to Puerto Barrios and Mexico from Chetumal to Punta Herrero.

A storm of 1 to 1.5 meters is expected along the coast of Belize and 3 to 90 centimeters in length on the islands of the Gulf of Honduras. Heavy rains can also trigger flash floods from northern Honduras to the eastern Yucatan peninsula.

As for precipitation, it is expected 8 to 13 cm with defined areas of up to 20 cm in parts of Belize and the islands of the Gulf of Honduras, from 5 to 10 cm with defined areas of 15 cm in parts of the north. . From Honduras, Jamaica, Guatemala and the eastern Yucatan Peninsula, 2.5 cm with patches up to 5 cm in parts of the Cayman Islands and eastern Nicaragua.

When and where will Hurricane Lisa become?

Tropical Storm Lisa is expected to continue its western path across the Caribbean Sea over the next two days, approaching the northern coast of Honduras on Tuesday and the coast of Belize on Wednesday.

Based on current forecasts, Lisa will make landfall in Belize on Wednesday as a strong tropical storm or Category 1 hurricane.

The Atlantic hurricane season has been unusually calm in the first few months, but recently multiple tropical storms have formed, many of which have reached hurricane status. The strongest was Ian, which made landfall in southern Florida as a Category 4 hurricane. Leaving a trail of destruction that has not yet been resolved.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated with the latest NHC advisory.

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