Arlene, the first storm of the current Atlantic hurricane season, forms

(EFE) .

According to the most recent bulletin from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Arlene presents maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (km/h) and, in view of its foreseeable trajectory, it has not yet merited the issuance of alerts or warnings. in coastal areas.

The storm, which emerged from tropical depression number two that formed on Thursday, the day the hurricane season officially started in the Atlantic, is located 425 kilometers west of Fort Myers, on the west coast of Florida, and 550 kilometers northwestern Cuba.

The official hurricane season began this Thursday in the Atlantic basin

It is advancing south at about 7 km/h and is expected to pick up slightly tonight tonight before weakening until it becomes a low pressure remnant on Saturday, according to the Miami, Florida-based NHC forecast. .

The official hurricane season began this Thursday in the Atlantic basin with forecasts indicating that the number of cyclones may be within the average and the unknown of how the presence of the El Niño climate phenomenon will affect it.

The 2023 Atlantic hurricane season will have at least 12 named storms, of which between 5 and 9 will become hurricanes, and at least one could be a major hurricane, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced on May 25. (NOAA) of the United States, when he predicted an “almost normal” season.

In 2022 there were 14 named storms in the Atlantic, of which Bonnie, Danielle, Earl, Fiona, Ian, Julia, Lisa, Martin and Nicole reached hurricane status.

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