Atlantic storms presenting themselves early this year

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — An off-season tropical storm is being monitored southwest of the Azores. Subtropical Depression One as it’s been named, has been detected, developing nearly six weeks earlier than usual.

Adrián Martínez Ortega of the State Coordination of Civil Protection (Coeproc), has been monitoring the subtropical depression which, he says, presents no danger to Quintana Roo. The National Hurricane Center however, has issued warnings about Subtropical Depression One for the Azores as it moves with maximum sustained winds of 55 km per hour and gusts of 75 km per hour.Atlantic storms presenting themselves early this year

Martinez Ortega said that it is a subtropical depression, the first of the season, located in the center of the Atlantic Ocean and that it is not expected to develop into a tropical cyclone over the next week.

State meteorological site Conagua, says there are two Atlantic low pressure channels, one in the center and another along the southeast, that are causing strong storms with wind gusts over 50 kilometers per hour.

For the state of Quintana Roo, Conagua says there is the potential for strong to very strong storms accompanied by electrical activity.

Hurricane season for the Atlantic begins June 1.

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