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National Hurricane Center picks up first tropical system of 2023 Atlantic hurricane season

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The National Hurricane Center of Miami has reported the first tropical system of the 2023 hurricane season. On Sunday, the American agency located the region’s first system in the southwestern Atlantic.

According to the National Hurricane Center, “A surface trough interacting with an upper-level low is producing a large area of disturbed weather extending a couple hundred miles northeast of the Bahamas.

“Upper-level winds are expected to increase later today and development of this system is not expected.” The chance of formation through the next several days remains low at only 10 percent.

The State Coordination of Civil Protection of Quintana Roo also reported on the detection of the Atlantic’s first system of the season.

They said that they are monitoring the system “based on the report issued by the National Hurricane Center of Miami, Florida, and disseminated by Conagua (Comisión Nacional del Agua) on monitoring and surveillance for the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico in the center of the Tropical Atlantic.”

The State Agency added that “Due to its distance and low probability of development, it does not affect the coasts of Quintana Roo,” and that the alert is only a warning of the system that they will keep under surveillance.

Hurricane season for the Atlantic runs June 1 to November 30 each year. According to AccuWeather’s 2023 Atlantic hurricane season forecast, this year the Atlantic is likely to experience El Niño, which is a pattern known to disrupt the development of tropical storms.