Teddy strengthens into category 2 hurricane

by: - September 16, 2020
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Teddy is now a category 2 hurricane located about approximately 820 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, moving in a north-westward direction at 12mph.

Hurricane Teddy is yet another storm to put on the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season record books.

As of this morning’s update, Teddy had winds of 100 mph.

Teddy is forecast to reach Category 4 strength later this week.

However, based on the current projected track, this system is not expected to pose a direct threat to Dominica. But residents should keep updated on its progress.

Teddy is the eight Atlantic hurricane of the 2020 season.

Prior to 2020, only three Atlantic seasons have had eight hurricanes by September 16. They occurred in 1893, 2005 and 2012.

With Paulette and Sally still at hurricane strength, the Atlantic Basin has three active hurricanes.

The last time that the Atlantic had three hurricanes simultaneously was on September 10, 2018, when it was Florence, Helene and Isaac.

Additionally, Tropical Storm Vicky is currently moving towards the west northwest over the Central Atlantic and is expected to weaken over the coming days.