Tropical storm Edouard is the latest storm system to take form in the Atlantic, with hurricane season now in full swing. The US frequently experiences storms during the summer months of the year until the autumn, with the first systems forming around May. Both the eastern and western seaboards see their fair share of bad weather, and sometimes they drift towards the UK.
Tropical storm Edouard formed on the east coast of the US this weekend, hundreds of miles away from New Jersey.
Initially, Edouard formed as a tropical depression over the weekend, before the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) upgraded its status earlier today.
They warned the storm would continue to gather steam as it heads towards the west.
The latest advisory from the NOAA states: “At 11pm AST (3am UTC), the centre of Tropical Storm Edouard was located near latitude 37.2 North, longitude 56.9 West.”
Last year, leftover winds from Tropical Storm Gabrielle impacted both England and Ireland in September.
The remnants of Hurricane Humberto soon followed and struck the British Isles on September 4.
Two more grazed the UK in October and November, as Brits braced for the remnants of Hurricane Lorenzo and Tropical Storm Sebastien.
The latter system caused gale-force winds and triggered flood warnings across the country.