In the statement made by the US National Hurricane Center, it was reported that the current speed of the storm is about 100 kilometers per hour, but the wind speed can reach about 230 kilometers per hour in the coming days.
In the statement, it was stated that it is still early to determine the exact places that the storm will affect, and that Tropical Storm Lee is expected to reach the islands in the Caribbean.
In the statement, which noted that “devastating damage will occur” if Tropical Storm Lee reaches land, it was stated that the storm is expected to turn into a category 4 hurricane in the coming days.
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned that this year’s hurricane season will be above normal, reporting that between 14 and 21 storms are expected.
It was noted that 6 to 11 of the expected storms are likely to turn into hurricanes, while 2 to 5 are likely to turn into major hurricanes.
According to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, hurricanes rated in category 1 have a wind speed of 118-153 kilometers per hour, while hurricanes rated in category 5 have a wind speed of at least 249 kilometers per hour.