The East Coast is on the lookout for Tropical Storm Bill, the second of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season, which has just formed hundreds of miles off the North Carolina coastline and which, in principle, does not pose a threat since it is expects it to move north without approaching the mainland.
There is also another possible storm in the making in the Gulf of Mexico, which can cause heavy rains in the southeast of that country, and the National Hurricane Center has also reported a third depression that could form on its way from the African coast to the Caribbean.
Bill was born as a tropical depression about 335 miles (540 km) from Cape Hatteras in North Carolina and is now carrying maximum winds of 60 miles per hour on its way northeast.
The National Hurricane Center, based in Miami, predicts that the tropical storm will stay away from the coast, although it does not rule out that the northeast coast of the country could be affected by strong waves.
In addition, torrential rains accompanied by electrical storms are discharging over the Bay of Campeche and southeast Mexico as a result of a wide area of low pressure, explained the National Hurricane Center on Tuesday.
I do not know expect changes until Thursday, when it begins to move north.
A tropical depression may then form as it traverses the Gulf of Mexico in the center or northwest.
Regarding the possibility that the first cyclone of the season generated in the Sahara desert will reach the Caribbean, the National Hurricane Center indicates that "the combination of dry air and strong upper level winds should limit the training options when the waves reach the tropical Atlantic. "
The hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean, which began on June 1 and will last until November 30, will once again be more active than the average of the last decades, but less intense than last year.
Meteorologists predict the formation of between 13 and 20 tropical storms and between 6 and 10 hurricanes, of which up to five could exceed Category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson scale of 5.
An average season generally produces 12 storms and six hurricanes.
The 2020 Atlantic season broke records, with 30 storms and 13 hurricanes, including six higher category hurricanes.
Ana was the first storm of the year and formed 11 days before the start of the season northeast of the Bermuda Islands.