Tropical Storm Zeta could become hurricane today

Tropical Storm Zeta is gradually strengthening and becoming better organised as the system remains on track to become a hurricane later today.

Zeta is the 27th named storm of the hurricane season which could become the most active on record with another month remaining until the November 30 end-date. The current record is 28 named storms from the 2005 season.

The storm was located 230 kilometres southeast of Cozumel, Mexico and carrying maximum sustained winds of 110 km/h, according to the National Hurricane Center.

A hurricane warning is in effect for Tulum to Dzilam and Cozumel in Mexico while a tropical storm warning remains in effect for Pinar del Rio, Cuba, South of Tulum to Punta Allen and West of Dzilam to Progreso.