Tropical Storm Ana forms, heads straight for Florida

by Artemis on August 15, 2009

So Tropical Storm Ana took a little longer than we predicted earlier this week, but finally tropical depression 2 has now strengthened enough (after having almost fizzled out) to be classified as the first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.

Currently way out in the Atlantic and packing winds of 40mph, Tropical Storm Ana is forecast to skirt the Caribbean and head straight at Florida’s east coast. winds are forecast to strengthen over the next couple of days and by Monday we should have a much clearer picture of whether Ana will pose a serious threat to land or not. You can keep updated on our Atlantic Tropical Storm page.

There’s another area of disturbance following on behind Ana which also has a very high probability of forming into a tropical depression so it looks like the Atlantic is hotting up.

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