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Monday, 16 November 2020, 12:45 CET





Trajectory of ETA, 16.11., 06 UTC
Data Source: NHC
Most likely arrival time of
tropical storm winds, 16.11., 06 UTC
Data Source: NHC
10 m mean wind, 16.11., 21 UTC
Data Source: Wetterzentrale
Satellite image (IR), 16.11., 11 UTC
Data Source: GOES Image Viewer


Hurricane Iota
Nicaragua, Honduras

Issued: Monday, 16 November 2020, 12:45 CET

IOTA has intensified to Category 4 with wind speeds of 230 kph and gusts up to 275 kph. It will make landfall in Puerto Cabezas (Nicaragua) around Tuesday 04 UTC. Rainfall amounts of 500 mm/72h possible.

14. - 17.11.2020



IOTA is the sixth Major Hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season 2020 (current record: 7 Major Hurricanes in 2005) and the latest Major Hurricane since LENNY, 1999. The system is currently moving west at a displacement speed of about 17 kph. Landfall is expected on Tuesday at about 04 UTC in the area of the port city of Puerto Cabezas. With 35,000 inhabitants, it is the second largest city on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua. A weakening of the system until landfall is not expected.

In addition to destructive wind speeds, precipitation intensities of up to 150 mm/3h can be expected in northern Nicaragua. Total precipitation of up to 500 mm can be reached. In addition, waves of up to 9 m height are to be expected. Floods and landslides in the mountains can occur. For Puerto Cabezas a high degree of destruction is expected.


Sunday, 15 November 2020, 17:00 CET





Trajectory of ETA, 15.11., 12 UTC
Data Source: NHC
Wind speeds, 17.11., 00 UTC
Data Source: Windy
Most likely arrival time of
tropical storm winds, 15.11., 12 UTC
Data Source: NHC
72h precipitation, 18.11., 12UTC
Data Source: Windy


Hurricane Iota
Nicaragua, Honduras

Issued: Sunday, 15 November 2020, 17:00 CET

Hurricane IOTA will intensify to Category 4 and make landfall in northern Nicaragua. Gusts up to 250 kph and rainfall amounts of 500 mm/72h possible.

15.11.2020



IOTA is the 30th named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season 2020. It is the 13th hurricane of the season and will be the second major hurricane of November (after ETA).

With water temperatures of about 29C in the Caribbean Sea and an area of low vertical wind shear, hurricane IOTA is likely to intensify rapidly. While the storm will belong to category 2 with sustained mean winds of almost 150 kph, the system will have already intensified to a category 4 hurricane with wind speeds of up to 220 kph by the evening of tomorrow, Monday. The landfall in northern Nicaragua is expected to be at maximum intensity. Devastating precipitation of up to 500 mm/72h may also occur.


Issued: November 15, 2020, 17:00 CET
FS

Issued: November 16, 2020, 12:45 CET
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