Miami (NHC). According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC, USA), the eighth tropical storm of the season formed in the Atlantic hurricane on Friday night in the Caribbean coast of Central America.
Storm "Harvey" has maximum sustained wind speed of 65 km / h and is now 250 miles east of the island of Roatan (Honduras). Over the next two days, he will continue to move to the west-northwest at a speed of 17 km / h It is expected that the epicenter of the storm on Saturday morning to reach the island of Roatan, the storm touches the northern coast of Honduras, will be held throughout the coast of Belize, and will affect the Mexican Yucatan peninsula south of Chetumal. But by the morning of the resurrection "Harvey" can weaken and reach the northern part of Guatemala as a tropical depression.
In this season of hurricanes in the Atlantic basin, which began June 1 and ends on November 30, "Harvey" is the eighth in a row after "Arlene", "Brett", "Cindy", "Don", "Emily", "Franklin" and "Gert ".
Recall that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, USA) in early August, has updated its forecast. According to forecasters, the current Atlantic hurricane season should expect 14 to 19 tropical storms, of which 7 to 10 can develop into hurricanes. And from 3 to 5 and hurricanes may increase to the wind speed above 178 km / h