Edouard degrades into post-tropical storm

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Edouard degrades into post-tropical storm





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Miami, Jul 6 (EFE) .- Tropical storm Edouard, which formed on Sunday night in the northern Atlantic Ocean, degraded this afternoon into a post-tropical storm during its passage to the northeast, with a travel speed of about 61 kilometers per hour.

According to the most recent and latest Edouard report from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), this now-weakened organism poses no danger to any land area.

Although Edouard has degraded as a formation, it still has maximum sustained winds of around 75 kilometers per hour, indicates the NHC, which is based in Florida (USA).

At 5:00 p.m. (9:00 GMT), the storm was located 715 kilometers southeast of Cape Race, located on the island of Newfoundland (Canada).

The NHC does not forecast a significant change in its strength before Edouard is absorbed “into a larger front limit” on Tuesday.

This is the fifth tropical storm that has formed in the Atlantic basin so far this year.

Experts forecast cyclonic activity “above normal” this year.

Arthur, Bertha, Cristóbal and Dolly have been the four previous storms and the first two were formed in May before the official start of the season that runs from June 1 to the end of November.

During the last weeks, the so-called Sahara dust that reached the American coasts crossing the Atlantic Ocean softened the climate in the Atlantic basin.

According to meteorologists, this year there will be 13 to 19 named tropical storms (with winds of 65 kilometers per hour), of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes, with winds of 119 km / h.

(c) EFE Agency

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