Cuba Watches Rina as it Approaches Yucatan

By Circles Robinson

Hurricane Rina at 6:00 a.m. Oct. 27. Graphic: INSMET

HAVANA TIMES, Oct. 27 — Hurricane Rina is expected to take a north course in the coming hours bordering the Eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Overnight the storm weakened some with maximum sustained winds now pegged at 75 mph (120 kph).

At 6:00 a.m. on Thursday the Cuban Weather Service (INSMET) located the center of Rina 110 miles (180 kms) south of Cozumel, Mexico.

The hurricane was moving at a speed of 6 mph (9 kph)

INSMET noted that a further debilitation of the weather system could lead Rina to be downgraded to a Tropical Storm in the coming hours.

The Cuban weather experts continue to advise the nation’s authorities and population to keep a close watch on the future evolution and path of the storm.

Projections show Rina churning in the Yucatan Channel that separates the peninsula from Cuba for most of the weekend and into the beginning of next week.

A new advisory from INSMET is due at noon on Thursday.