Franklin Will Intensify To A Cat 1 Hurricane Before Aug 10 Mexico Landfall



Tropical storm Franklin is weakening as it hits landmass while traversing the Yucatan peninsula in its first landfall into Mexico.

It will emerge into the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday morning CDT. And then as it moves west will gradually strengthen in the warm waters. Landfall will occur near Poza Rica De Hidalgo in Veracruz state at about 8 AM CDT on August 10, Thursday.

The most of the intensification of Franklin will occur 12 hours before the Veracruz hit. It will see it transforming into a respectable category 1 hurricane with sustained 10 minute winds of 120 km/h, gusting upto 160 km/h.

In the meantime expect a near 36 hours drenching of the 3 Mexican states in the Yucatan, Belize and Guatemala.

VIDEO: Franklin approaches Cancun

SATELLITE IMAGE OF FRANKLIN AT 5:45 UTC, 00:45 CDT.

MINIMUM PRESSURE OF HURRICANE FRANKLIN BEFORE EXPECTED LANDFALL AT VERACRUZ STATE ON AUGUST 10 MORNING CDT 

EXPECTED WIND GUSTS BEFORE THURSDAY LANDFALL

TRACK FORECASTS OF HURRICANE FRANKLIN 


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