The United States announced that a tropical storm named Bret is targeting the Lesser Antilles as the third localized depression of 2023.
Hurricane season forms in the central tropical Atlantic. It is expected to develop into a hurricane within days. National Hurricane Center Monday.
The depression, about 1,424 miles (2,294 km) east of the southern Windward Islands, had winds of up to 34 mph (54 kph), the Miami forecaster said.
Meteorologists anticipate that the depression will strengthen and transition into a hurricane by Thursday and Friday, posing a risk of heavy rainfall as it moves toward the Lower Indies.
hurricane-force winds and flooding due to increased risk of storms and waves,” the weather center said hard.
Although it is currently too early to ascertain the precise location and scope of these potential hazards, the center advises authorities in the Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico.
the Virgin Islands to vigilantly monitor the system and establish plans to address heavy rainfall.
Tropical Storm Bret Eyes Lesser Antilles
If the depression becomes a hurricane, it will be the first of the 2023 season, which runs from June to November.
Colorado State University researchers predicted in April that 2023 is ahead with a slightly below-average El Niño event.
There are expectations for the tropical depression to intensify into a hurricane in the upcoming days.
The depression currently sits about 1,425 miles east of the southern Windward Islands, showing maximum winds of 35 mph as
reported by the Miami-based forecasting agency Tropical Storm Bret Eyes Lesser Antilles.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami
predicts that the tropical depression will strengthen and move towards the Lesser Antilles on Thursday and Friday.
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