Hurricane Lisa makes landfall near Belize City with 140 km/h winds

Category 1 Hurricane Lisa made landfall near Belize City on Wednesday. one of the largest cities in Belize, with maximum sustained winds of 140 km / h, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) of the United States.

At 4:20 p.m. local time (10:20 p.m. Spanish peninsular time), Lisa, the sixth hurricane this year, it made landfall near the mouth of the Sibun River, about 16 km southwest of Belize City.

Satellite images and radar data indicate that Lisa “has made landfall Along the coast Belize,” the NHC reported in a special bulletin.

The Belizean coast, and a strip of the coast of southeastern Mexico, from Chetumal to Puerto Costa Maya, were under alert hurricane. The Government of Honduras, for its part, suspended the tropical storm warning for the Bay Islands and the north coast of the Central American country.

slowing down

Lisa was moving west about 12 mph on Wednesday, but its speed was slowing.

This general motion was expected to continue through Thursday, carrying the center of the hurricane through Belize, then through northern Guatemala and southeastern Mexico.

It will then make a turn to the northwest and decrease in speed as Lisa moves over the Bay of Campeche.

According to the trajectory cone predicted by the NHC, on Friday will downgrade to a tropical depression.


As for Martin, which went from a tropical storm to a hurricane in the middle of the North Atlantic, it is expected to go from a hurricane to an extratropical wave this Thursday. without threatening ground for now.

Martin became the seventh hurricane of this hurricane season in the Atlantic basin, which has already entered its last month.

At 5:00 p.m. local time, the center of Martin was located 1,815 km west of the Portuguese Azores islands and 1,160 km from Cape Race, on the Canadian peninsula of Newfoundland. Its maximum sustained winds are also 140km/h

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