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2011 tropical storm season


Tropical storm Rina threatens Yucatan peninsula

24th October 2011

Just when you thought the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season might have come to an early close, another tropical storm forms in the western Caribbean sea. Tropical storm Rina, forecast to become hurricane Rina in the next few days is currently situated off the eastern coast of Honduras and is forecast to strengthen steadily as the […]

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Katia becomes a hurricane, destination still uncertain

1st September 2011

Tropical storm Katia has now become hurricane Katia. The second hurricane of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, hurricane Katia originally formed way over to the east near the Cape Verde islands and is making her way slowly westwards. Forecast models diverge considerably on her eventual destination, with some showing Katia curving northwards to potentially threaten […]

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Tropical storm Katia forecast to become major hurricane

31st August 2011

Tropical storm Katia is currently in the mid-Atlantic with maximum sustained windspeeds of 65mph. A fairly large storm already, with tropical storm windspeeds extending up to 85 miles from the centre, Katia is forecast to become a hurricane within the next few hours. It’s likely that the next advisory from the National Hurricane Centre will […]

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Hurricane Irene, update prior to landfall

27th August 2011

Update: Irene made landfall around 7.30am ET about 60 miles south west of Cape Hatteras with maximum sustained winds of 85mph.The centre of Irene will move across eastern North Carolina today and over southern New England tomorrow, Sunday. Irene is forecast to remain a hurricane as it moves near or over the mid-Atlantic states and […]

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Hurricane Irene batters Bahamas, takes aim at U.S. coast

26th August 2011

Hurricane Irene has now left the Bahamas islands behind after striking them with devastating winds and storm surges. The main capital of Nassau escaped the brunt of the storm but other, less inhabited islands such as Abaco, took a near direct hit and will be counting the cost this morning. Historic hurricanes have caused as […]

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