Tropical Cyclone Peter formed on the Atlantic Ocean early Sunday, and Tropical Cyclone 17 intensified into a Tropical Cyclone Rose in the Far East of the Atlantic on Sunday afternoon, the 16th of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, according to forecasters. And became the 17th storm.
Peter was in the heart of about 350 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands, said the National Hurricane Center in Miami. 5 pm ET Advisory..
Tropical cyclones were expected to bring rain to the islands, including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, until Tuesday. Forecasters expected 1 to 3 inches of rainfall until Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds were 45 mph and Peter was moving west-northwest at 17 mph. Coastal surveillance and warnings were not in effect.
Meanwhile, Tropical Cyclone Seventeen was formed at the beginning of Sunday, Tropical Cyclone Rose in the afternoon. Forecasters said it was on the tropical Atlantic Ocean in the Far East, about 370 miles west of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands.
Rose had a maximum wind speed of 40 mph and was moving north-northwest at 16 mph. According to the forecaster, there was no imminent threat to the land.
According to Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach, only two other Atlantic hurricane seasons have experienced 16 named storms by September 19 since the satellite era began in 1966.
The Associated Press contributed to this report