As Hurricane Danielle loses intensity and soon becomes a simple tropical depression, two other hurricanes have formed simultaneously: Earl, which is moving over the Atlantic Ocean, and Kay, which threatens the Peaceful Mexican coasts.
The hurricane season intensifies significantly in early September. So far this 2022 season, which in the context of tropical storms runs like every year from June 1 to November 30, had shone with calm. A first tropical storm in June, two more in early July, and then nothing for nearly two months, before the formation – notable for its northern latitude – of storm Danielle.
Hurricane Danielle: why the storm will become “a heat pump” for France
The latter, after tens of hours in the hurricane phase, eventually decreases in intensity well before touching any ground. Contained in the heart of the Atlantic, it will not cause damage to Europe due to its winds. However, it was a highly unlikely scenario, but its existence will really have consequences on the climate of the Old Continent: its passage into a tropical depression could cause a significant increase in temperatures in France in the days to come. And especially this weekend.
The former tropical storm #Danielle it will lose all these tropical characteristics to become a simple depression. Given the patterns of its position, moving closer to Europe, it will act as a pump #heat for France from Sunday. 1/4 \ u2935 \ ufe0f pic.twitter.com/CClGgUojp3
– Meteociel (@meteociel) September 7, 2022
And at the same time, two more tropical storms formed. One of these is also found in the North Atlantic: it is called Earl, and has recently switched to Category 2 hurricane stage, which indicates that sustained winds are contained between 154 and 177 km / h. Born in the east of the Bahamas and Florida and moving north-east, away from the American coasts, this Thursday threatens Bermuda, which could strike in the hours to come.
#WITH YOU reaches the strength of a #hurricane cat.2 vs 155 km / h gusts 195 km / h minimum pressure 970 hPa, 570 km south of #Bermuda, currently on alert. EARL is expected to become a large Category 3 hurricane less than 200km east of the island. pic.twitter.com/exZDPalkNp
– \ ud83c \ uddeb \ ud83c \ uddf7 \ ud83c \ uddec \ ud83c \ uddf5Metehurricanes (@Metehurricanes) September 8, 2022
The other storm is on the other side of the United States, in the Northeast Pacific Basin. Formed off the coast of Mexico, Hurricane Kay is now heading north along the west coast of Mexico, to the point of severely threatening the Baja California peninsula (Mexico). Passed also in category 2, carrying winds of almost 170 km / h, it risks causing torrential rains in its path.
The region is on high alert. Hurricane Kay is expected to land by Thursday night.
It should also be remembered that a typhoon – one of the strongest in the country’s history – hit South Korea earlier this week. Baptized Hinnamnor, it caused human losses, according to a toll that amounts to ten deaths, authorities announced after the passage of this storm accompanied by strong waves and rainfall.