aTropical circular view number 18.
Date: August 13, 2021. Time: 6:00 pm.
During the afternoon, cloudy and rainy areas, accompanying a unique tropical depression, caused heavy and heavy rain in localities from Matanzas to Granma Province. The largest build-up in the past three hours has been: 51 mm in Playa Girón, Matanzas, 32 mm in Fala, Ciego de Avila, plus 26 mm in Jebaro, Sancti Spiritus and in Jaguy Grande, Matanzas.
In the analysis of the surface observations of Cuban meteorological stations and radars, it can be seen how a wide circulation of winds closes near the province of Villa Clara.
At 6 p.m. this afternoon, the center of Tropical Depression Fred was estimated at 22.3 degrees north latitude and 79.8 degrees west longitude, a location that places it 65 kilometers southeast of Sagua la Grande, in Villa Clara.
Fred continued with little change in intensity, with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph, with higher gusts and a minimum pressure of 1,013 hectopa. This tropical depression has moved in the last hours on a track near the west at a speed of 19 kilometers per hour.
Within the next 12 to 24 hours, this orbital object will move in a west-northwest-northwest direction, at a similar speed in translation, to continue moving north of Villa Clara. On this route, the central region of Fred will come out to sea at dawn, along the northern coast between the provinces of Mayapeque and Matanzas.
Environmental conditions and interaction with the Earth limit the development of this tropical organism, but a slight strengthening is expected tomorrow Saturday, as it emerges from the warm waters of the Florida Strait, where it could turn into a tropical storm again.
Cloudy and rainy areas will continue to affect much of the Cuban archipelago, being strong and severe in some locations. And in the areas of showers and thunderstorms, strong winds can be recorded in the form of gusts, the speed of which ranges between 45 and 60 kilometers per hour. There will be swells in the north central coast and the west coast, with water accumulations in the low areas.
The next tropical cyclone warning for this system will be issued at 9 p.m. Friday.
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