The tropical storm Epsilon advances over the Atlantic towards Bermuda with maximum winds that this Tuesday reach 100 km / h, and could become a hurricane in the next few hours.
At 8:00 pm. (00.00 GMT), the center of the system was located 935 km east of Bermuda, said the National Hurricane Center (NHC) American.
Epsilon is forecast to approach this island Thursday as a hurricane, so the Miami, Florida-based observatory warns of large swells that may affect coastal areas in the coming days.
For now Epsilon, the 26th named storm of this active hurricane season, is in the open sea and is traveling at a speed of 20 km / h in a northwesterly direction.
Since Hurricane Delta made landfall in Louisiana (southern US) on October 9, no cyclonic systems had formed in the Atlantic basin.
This hurricane season, which officially ends on November 30, is the second most active since there are records. Only in 2005 were more storms and hurricanes recorded.
Epsilon is the name of a letter in the Greek alphabet. Greek letters are used to name storms and hurricanes when the list of 21 names that the International Meteorological Organization draws up for each hurricane season is exhausted.