Potential Tropical Cyclone Seven forms in Caribbean

"Franklin will bring flooding rainfall with totals of 4-8 inches in some locations, along with damaging wind gusts of 40-60 miles per hour to the Yucatan Peninsula", said AccuWeather Meteorologist Kyle Brown.

A spokesperson for The Weather Channel said: 'Belize and the Caribbean coast of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula should expect rainfall to begin midday Monday with rainfall spreading inland through the day. Franklin is forecast to make landfall over the Yucatan at nearly the exact same location, date and hour as Ernesto.

The National Hurricane Center's report said that Earl was responsible for 81 direct deaths in Mexico.

It is been reported that Tropical Storm Franklin Hurricane at the sea of cortez. Some coastal flooding, along with rip currents are also expected. "Franklin is then expected to move across the Yucatan Peninsula tonight and on Tuesday". "Even if formation does not occur before the system reaches the Yucatan peninsula, a tropical depression or tropical storm could form over the Bay of Campeche by midweek", the NHC said.

At the moment the National Hurricane Center has reported that Tropical Storm Franklin has maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour and is 370 KM east of Belize City where thankfully no cruise ships are calling at until Wednesday.

Belize's National Meteorological Service issued a small craft warning Monday night, and advised vessels north of Belize City to seek safe harbor.

In addition, waves in excess of 10 feet may lash the eastern Yucatan coast, including Cozumel and Cancún, it added.

Surface analysis centered on the tropical Atlantic shows the strong Bermuda high remains anchored over the Central Atlantic. Some models have developed this system and bring a tropical risk to the east coast of the United States so we here at Firsthand Weather will be watching this system closely.

The height of the 2017 hurricane season will be from mid-August through mid-October since hurricanes can form in the Atlantic and Carribean easier due to the high heat.

  • Jon Douglas