Tropical Storm Akará forms off Brazilian Coast

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19 Feb 2024 1:15 PM

Yes you read that right. A tropical storm formed off the eastern coast of Brazil on Monday. While it's not unheard of, it's certainly unique. It's not expected to impact land as this slow-mover drifts southward.

It's still unusual to get a strong enough cyclone to name. They have a list in place to name tropical and subtropical cyclones, similar to the National Hurricane Center. The next name up is Biguá. While it's not unheard of, it's rare to name a storm in the Southern Atlantic Ocean - only 15 names have been used since 2011

It's important to remember, it's Summer moving into Fall there, so the waters will be at their warmest.

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