Beryl becomes 1st hurricane of 2018 season

Beryl becomes 1st hurricane of 2018 season

Beryl becomes 1st hurricane of 2018 season

The second and third tropical systems of the 2018 Hurricane season have formed in the Atlantic, and one could bring showers and storms to the area over the weekend.

Maximum sustained winds for Tropical Storm Beryl were lowered to 60 miles per hour - from its peak at 75 miles per hour - as the storm continued on a west-northwest direction.

Tropical Depression Two had winds of 35 miles per hour.

The Met Office assured the public however that the country is not under any tropical storm watch or warning.

At that time it had winds of 35 miles per hour and is moving westward at 16 miles per hour.

Following Tropical Storm Alberto, which developed during Memorial Day weekend, there were no tropical storms over the Atlantic basin during June for the first time since 2014, AccuWeather reported.

The average hurricane season hurricane season sees 12 named storms and six hurricanes and Colorado State predicted an above-averge season with 14 named storms and seven hurricanes in April.

"The system could degenerate into an open trough by the time it reaches the central Caribbean Sea and Hispaniola Monday night", it said.

The hurricane center anticipates it will strengthen and become Tropical Storm Beryl later today or on Friday.

The storm is one of two forecasters have been watching over the last week.

The Dominica Meteorological Service has indicated that Tropical Storm Beryl is likely to start affecting the island from about midday tomorrow into Monday.

The National Hurricane Center began issuing advisories on Tropical Depression Two at 10 a.m. CDT Thursday. But the hurricane watch has been discontinued, although tropical storm watches remain in force.

What's the difference between a tropical wave, a tropical depression and a tropical storm? It is expected to weaken and dissipate early next week. Even though, it'll maintain hurricane status through Thursday morning, steady weakening is forecast as it continues working northwest.

"The tropics have become increasingly active as we've flipped the calendar over to July", Meteorologist Joey Sovine said.

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