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Sep 2, 2020

TS Nana to Hit Belize Early Thursday Morning!

Now to the weather coordinates. Tropical Storm Nana continues towards the coastline of Belize.  There is no precise area of landfall at this time but the national meteorological service says it will be anywhere between Belize City down to Punta Gorda. What we know right now about the storm is that it has slowed down a little – from eighteen miles per hour down to fifteen miles per hour with tropical storm force winds of sixty miles per hour. It is expected that at any time tonight before it makes landfall it could become hurricane. The national met services says that the country of Belize can expect weather conditions to start changing around this time – that is as of six p.m. going into the night prior to landfall. Here’s more from meteorologist Shanea Young:

 

Shanea Young, Meteorologist

“Nana was located near seventeen point one north and eighty-five point one west or about two hundred and fifteen miles east of Belize City. In reference to other portions of the country, Nana is also two hundred and thirty-four miles east-south-east of Corozal Town and one hundred and ninety-seven miles south of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“So, based on the path that it’s on, are we able to say in which general area it will make landfall?”

 

Shanea Young

Shanea Young

“Well, given the current track, Tropical Storm Nana or potentially a low grade hurricane could make landfall anywhere between Belize City to the south. So, basically to the areas where we currently have a hurricane warning, anywhere within that general vicinity Tropical Storm Nana could make landfall between later tonight and early tomorrow morning.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Is this system moving the same way it was yesterday – has it slowed down? Are there any changes you guys have observed?”

 

Shanea Young

“Currently, it is still going on a due westward track about two hundred and seventy degrees and it is expected to continue on this track for the next few hours and is expected to make a slight turn towards the west-south-west before it reaches the coast of Belize. It has slowed down since this morning it was going at eighteen miles per hour and as of midday it is now going at sixteen miles per hour.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“That slowing down – what does that mean for Belize?”

 

Shanea Young

“Well, slowing down right now – it hasn’t slowed down much but slowing down right now could mean that, since it is off-shore, it has possibility of strengthening slightly and it is expected to become at least a category one hurricane later today or tonight. It could develop into a category one or it could maintain its strength as it has since this morning relatively around sixty miles per hour before it approaches our coast tonight into tomorrow morning.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“The window for landfall, more or less when we are expecting it to make landfall?”

 

Shanea Young

“Anytime around mid-night tonight to six a.m tomorrow morning.”


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