Two tropical depressions over the Atlantic Ocean are forecast to become tropical storms on Monday as there are only a few days left for hurricane season.
The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami said two systems are mobilizing forces on the eastern side of the Atlantic Basin, a system already causing warnings off the coast of continental Africa.
According to NHC, a tropical storm warning has been issued for Cabo Verde Island due to Tropical Depression 18.
Monitoring of 4 centers for development center, 2 with ‘high’ posts included
As of 8 am EDT, the NHC said the system was located 225 miles east of the islands, with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. It was moving west at a speed of 12 mph.
“The depression is expected to become a tropical storm soon,” NHC said.
The depression was forecast to bring 2 to 5 inches of rain to the Cabo Verde Islands on Tuesday.
Tropical storm force winds and heavy surf are also expected to batter the islands on Monday night.
The second system, Tropical Depression 17, was formed at the end of Sunday.
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Forecasters said that as of Monday morning it was centered 1,380 miles east of North Layard Island. Maximum sustained winds were measured at 35 mph as it moved west-northwest at a speed of 6 mph.
“The next few days are projected to strengthen at a slower rate, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm later today,” NHC said.
Tropical Depression 17 There is no coastal watch and warning due to being far away from open water.
Historically, September produces the most Atlantic Ocean basin tropical activity.
Both are expected to receive tropical storm status within the next 12-24 hours at the National Weather Service (NWS) Greenville-Spartanburg. Tweeted. “If so, the next two names are Paulette and René.”
If named in the next 24 hours, these systems set a record for the earliest “P” and “R” -name tropical systems, possibly according to the Colorado State University stormwater research scientist. Phil klotzbach.
The current record of the hurricane’s 16th and 17th Atlantic names is Phillip, which formed on September 17, 2005, and Rita, which became a tropical storm on September 18, 2005, Clotzbach tweeted on Monday morning.
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This 2020 season has been active so far, with several hurricanes breaking the record for their respective letter of how quickly they formed.
Nana and Omar, the two most recent hurricanes, were the earliest 14th and 15th named hurricanes on record, according to Nate’s September 6 in 2005 and Opelia’s September 7, according to Klotzbach.
The hurricane season has now entered its busiest month, as activity historically climbs on September 10 when it reaches the peaks and begins to slowly return.
Historically, about two-thirds of all Atlantic hurricane activity occurs between August 20 and October 10, Clotzbach tweeted earlier this month.
NOAA forecasts are now calling for storms of up to 25 names with winds of 39 mph or more; Of those, seven to 10 storms may form. In those storms, there will be three to six major ones, which will be classified as category 3, 4 and 5 and with winds of 111 mph or more.
This is far above an average year. Based on data from 1981 to 2010, there are 12 hurricanes, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes. There have been 15 storms so far this year, including five.
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The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30 and includes Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly, Edoard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna, Isaias, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paulé, René . , Sally, Teddy, Vicky and Wilfred.
Fox News’ Adam Klotz and Brandon Noriega contributed to this report.