MEXICO CITY (AP) – Tropical Storm Lisa strengthened as it pushed across the western Caribbean on Tuesday south of the Cayman Islands and was forecast to make landfall, likely as a hurricane, in Central America.
The United States (US) National Hurricane Center said Lisa had maximum sustained winds of 100kmh and was moving west at 24kph. The centre of the storm was located about 280 kilometres east of the Honduran island of Roatan.
A hurricane warning was in effect for Roatan and the other Bay Islands of Roatan and Guatemala declared a warning for its entire Caribbean coast. Lisa was forecast to strengthen to a hurricane by early when it crosses over or near the Bay Islands and approach Belize later in the day.
Meanwhile, the Hurricane Center said new Tropical Storm Martin was forming far out in the open Atlantic.
It was centred about 1010 kilometres east-northeast of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds of 95kph.