Tropical cyclone Eta formed in the Caribbean late Saturday, equaling the record for the most named hurricanes in a single Atlantic hurricane season.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center advised that the system could reach winds of up to 65 kilometers per hour by the end of Saturday. It is located 435 kilometers southeast of Kingston, Jamaica.
Forecasters expect Eta to become a hurricane by Monday. The system is expected to be near the northeastern coasts of Nicaragua and Honduras on Monday night. Hurricane watch issued for regions of both countries. 24 km per hour west of Eta.
The 28th name of the Atlantic hurricane this season, Eta, equaled the 2005 hurricane record. However, this is the first time the Greek alphabet has been used as a hurricane name; In 2005, after the end of the season, meteorologists went back and confirmed that there was a storm that should have made a name for itself, but it did not.
The hurricane season is still a month away from ending on November 30th. And in 2005, Zeta was formed in late December.
TD # 29 strengthened this evening and is now a tropical cyclone Eta with winds of up to 40 mph. The 28th named hurricane Eta in the 2020 season. It holds the record for hurricanes formed during the 2005 season and is the first to use the name Eta in the Atlantic Basin. pic.twitter.com/GcU2FIzCNO
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