Record-breaking Hurricane Lorenzo morphs into a category 5 hurricane the strongest on record so far North and East in the Atlantic Basin and is on course to batter Ireland and the UK next week.
Lorenzo became a Category 5 hurricane on Sept. 28, 2019, farther east than any previous Category 5 Atlantic hurricane on record. National Hurricane Center forecaster Eric Blake noted Lorenzo became a Category 5 hurricane almost 650 miles farther east than the previous record easternmost Category 5 hurricane, Hugo in 1989.
On Sept. 26, the MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA’s Terra provided a visible image of Hurricane Lorenzo moving through the eastern North Atlantic Ocean. Credit: NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS).
Hurricane Lorenzo should impact the UK late next weak as a tropical storm. Hurricane Humberto caused torrential rain and flooding last week in the UK.
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