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Maria forms as 13th named storm in Atlantic season

 This NOAA satellite image taken Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 1:45 a.m,. EDT shows Hurricane Katia about 315 miles SSW of Bermuda. Farther west, Po...
 This image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Katia, center right, acquired at 8:32 a.m. EDT Wednesday Sept. 7, 2011. Katia weakened to a Category 1 st...

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This NOAA satellite image taken Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 1:45 a.m,. EDT shows Hurricane Katia about 315 miles SSW of Bermuda. Farther west, Po...

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This image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Katia, center right, acquired at 8:32 a.m. EDT Wednesday Sept. 7, 2011. Katia weakened to a Category 1 st...

Tropical Storm Maria has formed in the western Atlantic as the 13th named storm of this year's season.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Wednesday the storm is about 1,205 miles (1,935 kilometers) east of the Leeward Islands and moving west at 23 miles per hour (37 kph).
It has top sustained winds of 50 mph (85 kph). Little change in strength is expected in the next 48 hours.
Meanwhile, Hurricane Katia continues to blow as a Category 1 storm in the Atlantic and was not expected to hit land. It is forecast to pass between the U.S. East Coast and Bermuda over Wednesday night and Thursday.


Updated : 2021-08-06 11:29 GMT+08:00