Tropical Storm Eugene is far away from Mexico

August 2nd, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Miami, Aug 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US meteorological experts say Tropical Storm Eugene is still far from the coast of Mexico. The storm is one of the numerous named ones that have formed on the Pacific in recent days. Most of the storms failed to make it to land or were weakened when they reached the coast.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami announced on Sunday that the storm was moving at 64 kph and it was approximately 660 kilometers from the Mexican coast of Acapulco. The hurricane center said the storm was heading away from the coast and it was not likely to hit the coast based on its direction on Sunday.

The hurricane center has not issued a warning for the current swirl. The center issued a statement on Sunday that said that, “Environmental conditions remain conducive for a tropical depression or a tropical storm to form later today. If the system becomes a tropical cyclone tonight or tomorrow tropical storm warnings would be issued for the northern Windward Islands and the Leeward Islands on very short notice.”

The storm developed into a category 1 hurricane later on Sunday and it is expected to weaken to a tropical cyclone in the next couple of days.

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