Nov. 10 (UPI) — Subtropical Storm Theta has shaped within the central Atlantic Ocean, setting a document for many named storms in a single season.
The disturbance gained sufficient power late Monday to earn the identify Theta, formally making the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season the busiest on document. Theta is the 29th named storm, breaking the earlier document from 2005.
In contrast to most Atlantic storms, nonetheless, this one is shifting to the east towards Africa.
In its 10 a.m. EST replace, the Nationwide Hurricane Heart mentioned Theta was positioned about 860 miles southwest of the Azores and had most sustained winds of 70 mph, simply four mph beneath hurricane power. It was shifting east at 15 mph.
“An eastward to east-northeastward movement throughout the japanese Atlantic is predicted throughout the subsequent few days,” the NHC mentioned in its advisory.
The middle has not issued any warnings for Theta and it has not indicated there are presently any threats to land.
Theta follows Tropical Storm Eta, which handed over the southern tip of Florida final weekend and is now within the Gulf of Mexico. It’s anticipated to move north and transfer towards the Florida Panhandle and the coasts of Alabama and Mississippi this weekend.