Tropical Storm Danielle Gains Momentum

By Swatilekha Paul, Gaea News Network
Monday, August 23, 2010

MIAMI ( The 2010 Hurricane season coined its fourth name on Sunday when the tropical depression that had formed over the central Atlantic ocean on Saturday was upgraded to a tropical storm named Danielle after it gained strength. Officials of the National Hurricane Center has warned that chances are high that the Tropical Storm Danielle continues to gain force owing to which it might take the shape of a hurricane. As of now, the storm has witnessed a maximum sustained speed of 40 miles per hour and forecasters have predicted that it would grow mightier in the next few days.

According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Danielle is making its journey in the northwestern direction at a speed of 23 miles per hour while it is located at 725 miles in the western direction of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands. At the same time, it has been reported that the storm would be upgraded to a hurricane if the winds reach a maximum sustained speed of 74 miles per hour. Forecasters at the Miami based National Hurricane Center have further divulged that as of now Tropical Storm Danielle does not pose any kind of danger to land or energy interests and is eventually likely to makes it way to the north in the track that it is following which would ensure that it is over the seas till late this week.

Tropical Storm Danielle is the latest addition to the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season which is now known to be in its most active phase. Forecasters had earlier predicted that this year the season might be witness to as many as 12 hurricanes.

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