Tropical storm Teddy, which formed in the northern Atlantic Ocean on September 15, strengthened into a new hurricane, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported.
“Teddy has rapidly intensified into a hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph,” the statement said.
In a more recent update, the NHC pointed out that the speed of Teddy’s sustained winds already reached 90 miles per hour or more than 144 kilometers per hour.
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 16, 2020
According to NHC data, the hurricane is located about 1,300 kilometers northeast of the coasts of Suriname and French Guiana.
No, your eyes are not deceiving you. You are seeing, count ’em, FIVE different Tropical Cyclones in the Atlantic at the same time. This is something that has only happened one other time in recorded history! #Sally #Paulette #Rene #Teddy #TD21 (could be #Vicky later today) pic.twitter.com/meUY0BKAxy
— Alex Wallace (@TWCAlexWallace) September 14, 2020
The hurricane is moving toward the northwest at a speed of 16 kilometers per hour.