Rare Calm Week Amid Storm Season


The US based National Hurricane Center says for the first time in weeks, no tropical storms or hurricanes are spinning anywhere in the Atlantic Basin, which includes the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.

And, as of Thursday, no storms are forecast to develop over at least the next five days.
So far this year, 23 named storms have formed. This is about double the average for an entire season.

The 23 storms have included two Greek-letter named storms, Alpha and Beta, which became necessary when the regular seasonal list of 21 regular names was exhausted.
The National Hurricane Centre is however warning that computer forecasts continue to show the development of a large counterclockwise wind pattern over Central America, next week.

This could lead to the development of an organized tropical system in the southern Caribbean during early October