The 2021 hurricane season has already started well and it has yet to officially start anywhere.
Tropical Storm Andres came to life on Sunday, May 9 in the eastern Pacific Ocean after turning to a low over the weekend. This comes six days before the May 15 start of the eastern Pacific Ocean hurricane season, which ends on November 30.
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It is now the first named storm in Eastern Pacific history, breaking the previous record set by Tropical Storm Adrian in 2017 – of just 12 hours, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Andres is a considerable outlier, forming more than a month ahead of the average date of the first eastern Pacific tropical storm receiving its name in a season, which is June 10, taken from historical data from the NHC.
NHC’s Sunday afternoon update says Andres is located 1,000 kilometers south-southeast of the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. It is moving northwest at 9 km / h and is expected to continue until Monday. The storm is expected to move west by Tuesday night and continue this general motion on Wednesday.
Satellite data indicates that maximum sustained winds have increased to nearly 65 km / h with stronger gusts. Little change in workforce is expected Sunday evening. Gradual weakening is expected to start on Monday, with the system turning into a low remainder on Tuesday.
While the hurricane season in the eastern Pacific begins on May 15, the central Pacific season will begin on June 1 and will also end on November 30.
While there have been discussions to postpone the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season this year to May 15, the adjustment has not been made and still begins June 1 and ends November 30. .