Over the Atlantic, Hurricane Philippe formed

Hurricane "Philip."  Photo: news.404.ruHurricane "Philip" was formed in the Atlantic Ocean. Reported by the National Center for Prevention of storms USA.

Even on Thursday, "Philip" was a tropical storm, but over the past day cyclone gained strength to the first category on the Saffir-Simpson scale of five possible. According to meteorologists, wind gust speed that accompanies a hurricane reaches 144 kilometers per hour.

The hurricane is 685 miles southeast of Bermuda. Currently the cyclone is not a threat, since moving to the west coast of North America from a speed of 20 kilometers per hour.

For the Atlantic basin hurricane, there are six alphabetical lists — each of the 21 named. Cycle using the list for six years. If a hurricane is particularly devastating, the name given to it, is deleted from the list and replaced by another. Thus, the name "Katrina" forever removed from the list of meteorologists.

Recall that in early September, on the east coast of North America hit by two hurricanes.

September 1, Tropical Storm Katia, which appeared on August 30 in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, has turned into a hurricane. In the following it in the center of the Gulf of Mexico formed a storm "Lee."

Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June to November. Tropical storms are named when the speed of an accompanying wind reaches 62 miles per hour. Storm becomes a hurricane when wind speed exceeds 119 kilometers per hour.

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