MIAMI, Fla. – Potential Tropical Cyclone No. 22 has already begun dumping heavy rain on parts of Jamaica, Cuba and Haiti on Thursday, according to the U.S. Weather Service. National Hurricane Center (NHC).
According to an NHC bulletin issued at 7 pm ET on Thursday, the system was located 345 miles west-southwest of Kingston, Jamaica and 130 miles east-northeast of Cape Gracias a Dios, on the Honduras-Nicaragua border.
The storm had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph and was moving northeast at 9 mph. It is expected to turn into a tropical storm soon.
Current monitoring processes
- Tropical storm watch for:
- The provinces of Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba, Grama, Holguin and Las Tunas in Cuba
- Turks and Caicos Islands
- Southeastern Bahamas
This is how the hurricane season works in the Atlantic Ocean
The current hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean began on June 1 and ends on November 30.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasts 14 to 21 named storms, of which 6 to 11 will become hurricanes. Among them, between 2 and 5 will be of significant severity (category 3 to 5).
Meteorologist Pedro Montoro from the Virtual Lab explains step-by-step hurricane formation and intensification.
So far, 17 tropical storms have formed during the current Atlantic hurricane season: first an unnamed subtropical storm that formed in January, then Arlene, Brett, Cindy, Dawn, Emily, Franklin, Gert, Harold, Idalia, Jose, Katya, Lee, Margot, Nigel and Ophelia. And Philip and Tammy.
Among them, Don, Franklin, Idalia, Lee, Margot, and Nigel survived the hurricane.
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