Miami – Tropical storm Epsilon is moving over the Atlantic towards Bermuda and could become a hurricane in the next few hours.
Epsilon is forecast to approach this island Thursday as a hurricane, so the Miami-based observatory warns of large storm surges that may affect coastal areas in the coming days.
At the moment, Epsilon, the 26th named storm of this active cyclonic season, is out in the open sea, moving at a speed of 13 miles per hour in a northwesterly direction.
Since Hurricane Delta made landfall in Louisiana on October 9, no cyclonic systems had formed in the Atlantic basin.
This hurricane season, which officially ends on November 30, is the second most active in records. Only in 2005 were more storms and hurricanes recorded.
Epsilon is the name of a letter in the Greek alphabet. Greek letters are used to name storms and hurricanes when the list of 21 names that the International Meteorological Organization draws up for each hurricane season is exhausted.
In 2005, the year of powerful Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma, there was an Epsilon storm.