Storm sea­son roar­ing on

The New Zealand Herald - - WORLD BRIEFING -

Hur­ri­cane Jose is due to pass east of North Carolina to­mor­row, Trop­i­cal Storm Norma is edg­ing to­wards Mex­ico’s re­sort-stud­ded Baja Cal­i­for­nia Penin­sula, and Trop­i­cal Storm Maria formed in the At­lantic. Maria is ex­pected to strengthen into a hur­ri­cane. Trop­i­cal Storm Lee formed in the At­lantic far from land. A trop­i­cal storm warn­ing was in ef­fect for the south­ern tip of the Baja Cal­i­for­nia Penin­sula due to Norma, which had max­i­mum sus­tained winds of 100 km/h. Fore­cast­ers said it could ap­proach wa­ters south­west of the penin­sula today. Jose, with 130km/h, was gen­er­at­ing pow­er­ful swells that were af­fect­ing coastal ar­eas in Ber­muda, the Ba­hamas, Puerto Rico, His­pan­iola and the US south­east. Maria, with 85km/h winds, prompted hur­ri­cane watches for An­tigua, Bar­buda, St. Kitts, Ne­vis, and Montser­rat, some of which were dev­as­tated by Hur­ri­cane Irma.

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