April 17, 2024

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Tropical Storm Elsa strengthened on July 3, 2021 and its center approached south-central Cuba.

About:

  • Caribbean Island government issued hurricane warnings in provinces of Cienfuegos and Matanzas.
  • According to U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecast, Tropical Storm Elsa would strengthen more before moving over Cuba.
  • As per data of NHC, maximum sustained winds were near 100 km per hour with higher gusts.

About Hurricane Elsa

Elsa is an active tropical cyclone which is affecting and threatening portions of Caribbean and South-eastern United States. It is the fifth named storm and first hurricane of Atlantic hurricane season 2021. On June 29, Elsa was first monitored by National Hurricane Center (NHC) as a tropical wave. It was then designated as Potential Tropical Cyclone.

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