Hurricane “Sam” in the Atlantic strengthened to the fourth category

The maximum wind speed within the hurricane is more than 61 m/s.

Hurricane Sam in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday strengthened to the fourth category out of five possible on the Saffir-Simpson scale. The U.S. National Hurricane Monitoring Center reported this.

According to him, the maximum wind speed within the element is more than 61 m/s. Sam is located at a distance of about 1,655 km southeast of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean Sea and is moving north-westerly at a speed of about 17 km/h. According to meteorologists, the hurricane is expected to strengthen during the day.

The natural phenomenon has been tracked since Wednesday at number 18, but on Thursday, it intensified into a storm and was named Sam, becoming the 18th named storm for the entire 2021 hurricane season. On Friday, the speed of its gusts reached 33 m / s, which corresponds to a hurricane of the first category.

The hurricane season usually lasts in the Atlantic for six months – from June to the end of November. An atmospheric phenomenon is classified as a tropical storm and gets a name if the wind speed within its limits reaches about 17.5 m/s. With a wind speed of 33 m/s or more, the storm becomes a hurricane.

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