Cancun Airport Blog

Tropical storm Ophelia forms in central Atlantic

At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Ophelia was located near latitude 31.5 North, longitude 39.6 West. Ophelia is moving toward the northeast near 3 mph (6 km/h). A slow motion toward the east-northeast and east is forecast to occur later tonight, followed by a turn toward the southeast on Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Ophelia is in the Central Atlantic and there is no threat to any land areas.