Tropical storm Cindy moving away from land

July 21st, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Miami, July 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Tropical storm Cindy is moving away from land into the open ocean, US weather forecasters have announced. The tropical storm is the third named storm in recent times and it was formed on Wednesday. The storm was located at about 665 miles east of Bermuda and it was traveling at a sustained speed of 40 miles per hour as at 5pm EDT on Wednesday.

The US National Hurricane Center on Wednesday announced that, “The center of Cindy will remain far from land over the open Atlantic.” The formation of Cindy comes just three days following the formation of another named storm Bret.

On Wednesday, the hurricane center announced that the strength of Bret has gone down. The speed of the storm had gone down to 45 mph and it was expected to disappear in 72 hours. The United States is on the alert for a very active hurricane season in 2011.

The hurricane center announced that 2011 hurricane season will have “above normal” storms. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is expecting between 12 and 18 named storms in the United in 2011.

In 2010, the United States recorded 19 named storms and that made it the third most active storm season after those in 1887 and 1995.

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