Franklin Intensifying To Hurricane A Day Before Veracruz Landfall


Tropical storm Franklin which weakened to 35 knots winds as it crossed the Yucatan is intensifying again.

A National Hurricane Center bulletin issued at 1 AM EDT, 6 AM UTC says Franklin is throwing winds of 50 knots and strengthening.

A cause for worry for the Mexican government, as the hurricane is likely to hit Veracruz state shortly after midnight in the early hours of Thursday, local time.

Some forecast models are predicting a 975 mb storm at impact with winds 75-80 knots. That is sustained winds of 130km/h, gusts upto 160 km/h.

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