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Mexico, Cuba - Tropical Storm ZETA (DG ECHO) (ECHO Daily Flash of 26 October 2020)

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  • New Tropical Storm ZETA's centre was approximately 400 km south-east of Cozumel Island (off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula) on 26 October at 3.00 UTC, with maximum sustained winds of 93 km/h.

  • ZETA is expected to strengthen into a Category 1 Hurricane before making landfall over Cozumel Island and northern Quintana Roo State, near Playa del Carmen Town on the morning of 27 October, with maximum sustained winds of 120-140 km/h.

  • Mandatory evacuations have been issued for residents in coastal areas of northern Quintana Roo.

  • A hurricane warning has been issued for coastal areas from central Quintana Roo (including Cozumel) to eastern Yucatan. A tropical storm warning is in effect for eastern Cuba.