(September 6) -- Tropical Storm Hermine, the eighth named storm of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, formed early on Monday morning in the Gulf of Mexico.
The National Hurricane Center's (NHC) latest advisory is reporting that the storm has strengthened and could reach hurricane strength before reaching land. The storm is currently 70 miles northeast of La Pesca, Mexico, and 100 miles south-southeast of Brownsville, Texas, with maximum sustained winds of 60 miles per hour. Hermine is moving north-northwest at 15 m.p.h.
Cruise Ship Itinerary Changes
We're not yet aware of any cruise ship itinerary changes in the region. We'll keep you updated.
Weather Outlook: Next Affected Ships & Ports
A hurricane warning has been issued from Rio San Fernando, Mexico, to Baffin Bay, Texas, and a tropical storm warning is in place from La Paz, Mexico to Port O' Conner, Texas. Hermine is expected to approach the coast of northeast Mexico or south Texas early Tuesday morning.
Hermine is expected to produce rainfall of four to eight inches over north-eastern Mexico and south Texas.
(For specific information please visit the NHC's Web site.)
-- by Kelly Ranson, U.K. Editor