First storm of the season
Tropical Storm Arthur has formed in the Atlantic Ocean. This happened two weeks before the “official” beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season, reports CNN.
Two U.S. Air Force Hurricane Hunter planes are studying whether it is getting stronger. This will become clear in the next 36 hours.
According to meteorologists, the strength of “Arthur” will feel the U.S. coast from North Carolina to Florida on Monday. The storm will bring gusty winds and heavy rains. It can then retreat back into the ocean or intensify by merging with the atmosphere.
In the North Atlantic, the hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. The peak is around September 10. Last year, the strongest of the Atlantic hurricanes was Dorian. It formed off the east coast of the United States on September 1. “Dorian was given a maximum, a fifth category. Wind speeds were up to 298 kilometres per hour.