April 11, 2021

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Theta forms, the 29th tropical storm of this hurricane season

The 2020 hurricane season broke a record as the season with the most cyclonic activity in climatological history after the formation of Theta, the 29th tropical storm that developed in open ocean waters in the Atlantic Ocean, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC, in English).

According to the NHC, Theta formed in the northwestern Atlantic and does not pose an immediate threat to any territory, but will continue east at a rate of 12 miles per hour.

In its most recent bulletin, the meteorological agency reported that theta had sustained winds of 50 miles per hour and would continue as a tropical storm as it passes through the open ocean waters of the Atlantic.

View of the unrest in the Atlantic. (National Hurricane Center)

However, Theta could experience a strengthening within the next 12 to 24 hours, but it would not reach hurricane force.

Theta broke the previous record of 28 named tropical storms in a single season that had been set in 2005.

In addition, the record for early formation is set for the rest of the storms that have already formed, as the 28 pre-Theta cyclones formed before the end of November.

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