Tropical storm Epsilon forms in the Central Atlantic

Tropical storm Epsilon is the latest storm to form in the central Atlantic. The storm formed on Monday (October 19) in what has been a very active hurricane season.

According to the National Hurricane Centre, Epsilon is forecast to be at or near hurricane strength by early Thursday. It has maximum sustained winds near 40 mph.

The storm was centred about 735 miles southeast of Bermuda and was stationary.

Epsilon also represents a record for the earliest 26th named storm, beating out November 22 in 2005, according to Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach.