The First South Atlantic Tropical Storm Since 2010

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The Brazilian Navy Hydrographic Center (BNHC) has issued a warning about the formation of Tropical Storm Iba. The storm is currently about 600 miles northeast of Rio de Janeiro off the coast of Brazil.  The naming of tropical storms in the South Atlantic falls under the jurisdiction of BNHC’s Marine Meteorological Service which maintains a preselected list.   The last tropical storm in the South Atlantic was Anita in 2010.

Tropical storm Iba currently has winds at 40 mph (35 knots).  The storm is projected to strengthen to winds at 45-50 mph (40-45 knots) by the morning of March 25, 2019.

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