MOSCOW, September 4 — RIA Novosti.Hurricane "Kate" formed Tuesday in the eastern Atlantic and was awarded the second category on the Saffir-Simpson scale, said on Sunday, Reuters reports with reference to the U.S. National Hurricane Warning Center (US National Hurricane Center).
Gust speed accompanying the hurricane was 160 miles per hour.
According to experts from the NHC, it is too early to talk about a possible threat to the U.S. East Coast. It is expected that on Monday, the rate of accompanying hurricane winds reached 178 kilometers per hour.
Earlier on Sunday reported that "Kate", weakened to a tropical storm on Friday, regained enough strength to be called a hurricane.
The cyclone is located in the Leeward Islands and is moving in a northwesterly direction. If a hurricane does not change direction, it can reach the U.S. coast.
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.