5 tropical cyclones are in the Atlantic at the same time for only the second time in history

For the second time in history there are five active tropical cyclones at the same time.

The only other time there were five active tropical cyclones — hurricane, tropical storm and/or tropical depression — in the Atlantic was in 1971.

The five systems are Hurricane Paulette, Tropical Storm Sally, Tropical Storm Teddy, Tropical Storm Vicky, and Tropical Depression Rene.

Hurricane Paulette made landfall in Bermuda, and is currently moving away from the island. The storm brought strong winds, storm surge and very heavy rainfall. Weather experts say it will likely continue all the way through the afternoon.

Tropical Depression Rene, which had once been a tropical storm this past weekend, will continue to weaken as it tracks through the central Atlantic Ocean. This storm is not expected to impact any land and is also forecast to dissipate within the next two days.

Tropical Storm Sally is currently heading northwest through the Gulf of Mexico. Mandatory evacuations are already underway for areas along the Gulf Coast.

Tropical Storm Teddy is currently in the central Atlantic, well over 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, and is expected to strengthen to a hurricane over the next few days. Teddy is forecast to become a major hurricane (Category 3 or higher) as it approaches Bermuda.

Tropical Storm Vicky is currently over the eastern Atlantic, just a few hundred miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands. According to the  NHC ,  Vicky will likely weaken by Tuesday.

 

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