(CMR) Subtropical storm Theta formed on Monday (November 9) the 29th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season, making 2020 the busiest hurricane season on record yet.
According to the latest information from the Miami based-National Hurricane Center (NHC), Theta was about 995 miles southwest of the Azores in the Northeast Atlantic, producing maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour.
The NHC said that Subtropical Storm Theta was likely to remain primarily out to sea.
Despite the fact that Theta is not expected to affect the region, there is concern that another weather system could develop that may impact conditions at the end of the week.
Theta breaks the record set in 2005, in which 28 named storms had developed including the very destructive Hurricane Katrina.
Prior to the start of the season, predictions were that the season would be unusually busy, though no one anticipated that the letters would run out, forcing the use of the Greek alphabet following Tropical Storm Wilfred formed in September.