Washington. Meteorologists said that Tropical Storm Peter arose over the Atlantic Ocean early on Sunday. Simultaneously, a new tropical pressure is forming in the Far East Atlantic Ocean. The US National Hurricane Center in Miami said in an advisory issued at 5 a.m. that Hurricane Peter was located about 1,015 kilometers east of the northern Leeward Islands. According to meteorologists, winds are blowing at a speed of 65 km per hour. In such a situation, scientists have also feared heavy rain.
Tropical Storm Over Atlantic Ocean is expected to bring heavy rain on many islands including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico by Tuesday. Meteorologists have predicted three to five centimeters of rain. Winds are blowing at a speed of 65 kilometers per hour due to the effect of the storm. ‘Peter’ is moving towards North-West at a speed of 24 kmph. No coastal warnings have been issued yet.
Seventeen storm threat also increased
Meanwhile, tropical pressure ‘Seventeen’ also occurred on Sunday. Scientists said that it is located about 530 km south-west of southern Cabo Verde island. It is expected to intensify into a tropical storm by Sunday or Monday. A few days before this, Hurricane ‘Nicholas’ had turned into a tropical storm and it hit the coast of the US state of Texas.
Hurricane Ida wreaked havoc
Nicholas is the 14th hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean in 2021. In such a situation, Peter is being considered as the 15th storm. Earlier this month, Hurricane Ida in America also caused great destruction. After which US President Joe Biden took stock of the damage done in parts of the Northeast by Hurricane Ida and the devastating floods caused by its effects.
Biden first visited Louisiana, where Hurricane Ida first hit. At least 50 people were killed in six states as rivers inundated and devastating floods caused by heavy rains. New Jersey had the highest number of deaths at 27, while 13 people died in New York. (with agency input)