Danny became the first hurricane of the season in Atlantic
Tropical Storm Danny turned into a hurricane on Thursday, the first of the season in the Atlantic, announced the US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami.
The hurricane is currently located 1755 kilometers east of the Windward Islands in the Caribbean Sea and the sustained winds reach 120 km/h, the NHC said.
The weather phenomenon is far from the coast and no alert is now in force. But Danny is allowed to build in “the next 48 hours,” the NHC warned.
Hurricane Danny heads to the west-northwest at a speed of 19 km/h.
There is 90% probability that the 2015 hurricane season in the Atlantic is less active than normal until the end concluded in November, had estimated in early August the experts of the US Climate Prediction Center.
During a normal season over the period 1981 to 2010 there were on average twelve tropical storms per year, of which six reach hurricane strength. Of these, three were of great power, from 3-5 category with winds of at least 178 km/h, reminded the experts.