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Tropical Storm Zeta forms, not expected to pose a threat to Jamaica

The Meteorological Service of Jamaica on Sunday (October 25) said that Tropical Storm Zeta is not expected to pose a threat to the island.

The storm which formed early this morning south west of Cuba is the 27 named storm of the 2020 hurricane season.

In the latest update from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Ztea had sustained winds of 40 mph and was stationary, 290 miles south-southeast of the Western tip of Cuba.

The NHC forecast has Zeta as a tropical storm or low-end hurricane which is expected to make landfall near New Orleans on Wednesday afternoon.

On the forecast track, the center of Zeta will pass south of western Cuba early Monday and move near or over the northern Yucatan Peninsula or the Yucatan Channel late Monday, move into the southern Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, and reach the central Gulf of Mexico by late Tuesday.

This is the second year in history to witness a 27 named storm.

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