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Published: Thu, August 09, 2018
Research | By Jennifer Evans

Hurricane John devours Tropical Storm Ileana in the Pacific

Hurricane John devours Tropical Storm Ileana in the Pacific

The storm, which has been monitored for the last few days, was located 1160 miles west of the Azores in the northern Atlantic Ocean, according to the 11 am advisory from the NHC.

Two other systems - Hurricane John and Tropical Storm Kristy - also swirled in the Pacific west of Mexico.

The storm began taking subtropical - not-quite tropical - characteristics, and was named Tuesday morning.

"Very rough surf is expected to impact mostly south- and east-facing coastal areas of the Big Island", AccuWeather meteorologist Dan Kottlowski said. Hector is expected to pass 200 miles South of the big island of Hawaii on Wednesday.

“The probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the United States coastline and in the Caribbean is below normal due to the forecast for a below-average season.”. It was likely to bring rain to the southern part of peninsula as well as heavy surf.

Farther west was recently formed Tropical Storm Kristy, which had sustained winds of 50 miles per hour and could become a hurricane.

The hurricane, which is still a category four storm, is expected to pass approximately 265 km south of Hawaii's Big Island on Wednesday (local time).

So far this season we have had Subtropical Storm Alberto, which formed in May, as well as Hurricane Beryl and Hurricane Chris. Local experts continue to remind residents to be prepared and keep their eye on the regular local forecasts, as well as wider Atlantic weather forecasts available on a range of media.

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