Storm could pick up strength again as it heads towards Gulf of Mexico oilfields.
|Saffir-Simpson Hurricane scale|
Category 2 – Winds 154-177kph
Category 3 – Winds 178-209kph
Category 4 – Winds 210-249kph
Category 5 – Winds 249kph or higher
Forecasters said that after passing Curacao and Aruba, the storm was expected to spin over the open waters of the central Caribbean, before skirting Honduras’s northern coastline on Tuesday and ploughing into Belize on Wednesday.
The 2007 hurricane season is approaching its peak. Most storms occur between August 20 and mid-October, reaching a peak around September 10.