RECENT LOCATIONS

Close
Add a location
Edit your saved locations

Storms swirl in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans


NASA satellite captured Ernesto before reaching landfall on August 7 (courtesy: NASA)
NASA satellite captured Ernesto before reaching landfall on August 7 (courtesy: NASA)

Staff writers

August 9, 2012 — Storms are churning in the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans, with Ernesto picking up steam, Gilma turning into a hurricane and a tropical wave that could become a depression.

There are a few active storms in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans
There are a few active storms in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans

In the Pacific, Gilma has strengthened into a category one hurricane. Located about 1,170 km southwest of the southern end Baja California with winds sustained at 130 km/h, the storm has not triggered any coastal warnings. NOAA said Gilma isn't expected to pose a threat to land and will weaken as it moves through cooler waters.

West of southern Cape Verde, a low pressure system may form into a tropical depression over the next few days. Forecasters are keeping a close eye on the storm, which will be named Gordon if it develops further.

Meanwhile, in the Atlantic basin, Ernesto picked up steam late Wednesday after being downgraded to a tropical storm.

The system is now moving across the southern tip of the Gulf of Mexico, and may turn into a hurricane again.

Sign in or Sign up to submit a comment.




Comments





Take your weather with you, no matter where you go.

Get instant forecasts and alerts, right on your computer.

  • RSS & Data
Add weather updates to your website or RSS reader.