July 26, 2021

Tropical storm Karen forms in the Caribbean basin

A new tropical storm called Karen formed on Sunday in the Caribbean basin, so the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued a surveillance notice for the islands of Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Karen, with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 km / h), heads west-northwest and this movement is expected to continue today, according to a Miami-based NHC bulletin, issued this morning. .

The US observatory forecasts a turn of Karen to the northwest on Monday, followed by another to the north on Tuesday.

On the predicted trajectory, Karen, whose translation speed is about 9 mph (15 km / h), will move through the Windward Islands today, and is expected to enter the southeastern Caribbean on Monday morning. .

On Tuesday, Karen is expected to approach Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

It is also expected that this tropical storm, the eleventh of this year's cyclonic season in the Atlantic, will produce abundant rain on the Caribbean islands mentioned above, the NHC said.

A graphic offered by the meteorological service that shows Karen's five-day trajectory indicates that this system heads towards Bermuda, as will the path of another tropical storm, Jerry, that this morning was 520 miles (835 km) from the south-southwest of that archipelago.

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