According to meteorologists, Sam can become a major hurricane by September 25.
On Friday, tropical storm Sam, heading towards the Leeward Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, strengthened to a category one hurricane (on the Saffir – Simpson scale). This is reported on the website of the U.S. National Hurricane Monitoring Center.
At the moment, the maximum wind speed within the element is 33.3 m / s. The hurricane is located at a distance of about 2,365 km southeast of the northern part of the archipelago and is moving in a westerly direction at a speed of about 24 km / h.
As noted in the forecast, Sam can become a major hurricane by Saturday.
Earlier, the center reported that a new storm had formed in the Atlantic. The natural phenomenon has been tracked since Wednesday under the 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.