After Harvey, and Irma, now comes Maria, another hurricane

Hurricane Maria map winds

Current wind map

After the devastating passage of Hurricane Irma, a new hurricane threatens the Lesser Antilles, in the Caribbean. Hurricane Maria. Its impact is expected in the next few hours, in this area whose effects of Irma they were so devastating. María, which was a tropical storm, has been strengthened in the last hours to reach category 1 hurricane. Likewise, everything indicates that in the course of Maria will keep getting stronger, and again there are notices again in Puerto Rico.

Everything will depend on how it evolves and if it finally "decides" to change its trajectory. At the moment it is expected that it can cross the island of Puerto Rico, and that it does so with a category higher than the current one. Hurricane season is not over yet, and that is why there are still new ones.

Alarms in the region and the Fujiwhara effect

Hurricane Maria where it is headed

Hurricane Maria, forecast within 72 hours

According to the US National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Maria is expected to hit the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean this Monday afternoon. They also add that Over the next 48 hours it will continue to become more and more fuerte. There are warning notices in Guadeloupe, Dominica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts, Nevis and in Martinique. Taking into account that many of these areas to which it is headed have already been hit by Irma, they make the situation even more complicated. Among the islands are those of Antigua and Barbuda, where the panorama was bleak.

There is also another active hurricane in the Atlantic, Hurricane José. For now, it does not pose a threat, however, the fact that there are two hurricanes so close can give rise to what is known as "Fujiwhara effect". Depending on the model, the forecasts may or may not lead to this effect. To understand what it is about, it comes to be like a kind of "strange" dance between hurricanes they have gotten close enough to each other.

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