Cuba Watches Intensified TS Igor

By Circles Robinson

HAVANA TIMES, Sept. 10 — It’s still a long way from the Caribbean but Cuba’s weather forecasters are keeping a close eye on Tropical Storm Igor, which recovered in intensity on Friday and could become a hurricane by Sunday.

The Cuban Meteorological Institute (INSMET) issued its fifth Tropical Cyclone advisory on Igor today at 6:00 p.m. EST.

The experts said the storm is now packing maximum sustained winds of 75 kph (45mph) and moving west at a speed of 33 kph (20 mph) from its position of 1,140 kms (708 miles) west of the Cape Verde Islands in the far Atlantic.

According to the Cubans, Tropical Storm Igor could reach hurricane strength by Sunday.

However, It’s still too early to tell if the storm will post a threat to any part of the Caribbean region.

The next notice from the Cuban weather people is forthcoming at 6:00 pm. EST on Saturday.