Havana, Aug 27.- The Institute of Meteorology reports in its Tropical Cyclone Warning No. 4 that during the early hours of the morning Tropical Storm Ida has shown an increase in the areas of heavier rains, which although predominate in the semicircle East of the storm, they have spread somewhat more in the vicinity of the circulation center, which crossed over the Cayman Islands archipelago in the last hours.
Data from the meteorological station located in Grand Cayman indicate that its pressure has dropped to 1001 hectoPascal, suggesting that in addition to gaining in organization it intensified slightly, so that its sustained winds are estimated at 75 kilometers per hour, with higher gusts.
The rainy areas have continued to affect the provinces from Camagüey to Santiago de Cuba, which have become strong in the south of these territories, the weather station of Cabo Cruz, Granma reports from 8 p.m. yesterday to 5 p.m. at dawn a total of 93 millimeters, of which 50 millimeters in the last 3 hours of that period.
At six o'clock in the morning, its central region was estimated at 20.2 degrees North latitude and 81.5 degrees West longitude, a position that places it about 190 kilometers southeast of Punta del Este, Isla de la Juventud and 410 kilometers to the east southeast of Cabo San Antonio, western tip of Cuba. Its movement continues with a course close to the northwest, with an increase in its speed of translation to about 24 kilometers per hour.
It is forecast that it will continue with a similar course and speed of translation, gaining somewhat more in organization and intensity, approaching the Cuban archipelago and the rainy areas, which still affect the east, will continue to extend to the central region and from this morning to the west, the they can be strong and intense in some locations.
The winds with tropical storm force cover about 130 kilometers to the northeast of its center of circulation, but with the intensification that this tropical storm must undergo, they can extend to more than 150 kilometers, so that from the morning they will reach tropical storm force on the island. de la Juventud and the Canarreos archipelago, up to 65 kilometers per hour, with higher gusts, increasing in intensity in the afternoon. With the proximity of the center to the west, the winds will extend to the provinces of Pinar del Río, Artemisa, Havana and Mayabeque, which will oscillate between 70 and 85 kilometers per hour, with higher gusts.
Swells will occur on the southern coast of Isla de la Juventud and the Canarreos archipelago, which can be strong, with danger to navigation and moderate coastal flooding. In the southern coast of the provinces from Pinar del Río to Cienfuegos, tidal waves will begin, with moderate coastal flooding in low-lying areas of the provinces of Pinar del Río to Mayabeque.
The next notice about this system will be issued at nine in the morning on Friday. (ACN) (Photos: Institute of Meteorology)