Zeta now a Class 1 hurricane

Zeta now a Category 1 hurricane


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Tropical Storm Zeta has been upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane, the National Hurricane Center has said.

The storm, which is headed to the Yucatan Peninsula, is the 11th hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season.

It is forecast to make landfall in Mexican state of Quintana Roo later Monday. It will be the third named storm to make landfall there this month. Gamma and Delta were other two storms to lash the state.

Cloudy, rainy conditions and rough seas from the storm, are expected to continue in Cayman for the next 18 hours, the Cayman Islands National Weather stated in its 4pm bulletin. At that time, Zeta was located about 300 miles west of Grand Cayman.

A flood warning and a small craft warning remains in effect in Cayman.

The NHC, in its afternoon forecast, said Zeta is about 90 miles southeast of Cozumel, Mexico, and has maximum…