Record-Breaking 29th Named Storm Forms In The Atlantic

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Forecasters say a 29th named storm has formed in the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, breaking a record set in 2005.

Subtropical Storm Theta formed in the northeast Atlantic and poses no direct threat to land, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Monday night.

The storm formed yesterday morning approximately 1,000 miles southwest of the Azores, a series of small islands off Portugal’s western coast, and has sustained winds of 50 m.p.h., according to the NHC. (RELATED: Hurricane Eta Hammers Nicaraguan Coast)

No hurricane watches or warnings are in effect, and the storm is moving east at approximately 15 m.p.h., according to the Associated Press.

The center also said that Theta broke a record from 2005 when there were 28 named storms.

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