The Caribbean’s first storm could be weeks before the start of the 2020 hurricane season

The Miami headquarters of the US-based National Hurricane Center. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

The 2020 North Atlantic Hurricane Season is at least two weeks away from its June 1 start, but meteorologists have already begun tracking a system just northeast of the Bahamas for possible development.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, in a statement on Tuesday (May 12) said that the weather conditions are looking favourable for the area of low over the next five days.

“An area of low pressure is expected to develop this weekend a couple hundred miles northeast of the Bahamas. Environmental conditions appear conducive for this system to acquire some subtropical characteristics as it moves north-eastward through Sunday,” the agency indicated.

The NHC further explained that its next Special Tropical Weather Outlook on this system will be issued by 9:00 pm (Eastern Time) Tuesday, or earlier, if necessary, with a formation chance over the next five days set at ‘medium’ hovering around 50 per cent.

Stay tuned for more updates, BUZZ fam.