Tropical Depression develops in the Atlantic

This Atlantic hurricane season will not be nearly as active as last year’s according to forecasters

There's a new tropical depression in the central Atlantic, and it could strengthen and become Tropical Storm Beryl as soon as today. With sustained winds of 35 miles mph and quickly moving toward the west near 16 mph.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center on Thursday began issuing advisories for Tropical Storm Beryl.

On Saturday, Beryl will enter into an environment of much stronger vertical wind shear, which should weaken the storm system and allow it to degenerate into a tropical wave before reaching the Lesser Antilles. "The cold water could have profound impacts on this year's hurricane season, since warm water is the fuel source for tropical storms". The system is forecast to still be a hurricane as it approaches the Lesser Antilles. "Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next few days, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm by Sunday". The depression is moving toward the west near 16 miles per hour (26 kph). Beryl is now forecast to track south of Puerto Rico and Hispaniola as a tropical storm early next week. A fast westward to west-northwestward motion is expected through the weekend.

According to meteorologists, the maximum wind speed is 65 km/h.

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Ms Davis said: "We're watching two areas in the Atlantic for possible tropical development".

The team also lowered its forecast of major hurricanes - Category 3 and above - from three to one and decreased the probability of a direct hit on the USA coast from a major hurricane from 63 percent to 39 percent.

"It's expected to just sit off the coast and we may have an increased rip current threat due to the system and we may get some moisture from it in a few days".

Following Tropical Storm Alberto, which developed during Memorial Day weekend, there were no tropical storms over the Atlantic basin during June for the first time since 2014, AccuWeather reported.

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