18th named storm of the season Sebastien forms north of the Leeward Islands
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18th named storm of the season Sebastien forms north of the Leeward Islands

SINT MAARTEN/CARRIBEAN – Tropical Storm Sebastien, the 18th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season at 11.00am on Tuesday was located over 200 miles north-east of the Leeward Islands and poses no threat to land.

According to the National Hurricane Center out of Miami, Sebastien is expected to continue out into the open Atlantic waters. Sebastien is also the ninth tropical storm of the season.

Tropical storm force winds are 45 miles per hour with higher gusts and extend 105 miles out from the center.

According to Brian McNoldy, Senior Research Associate at University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, the last time we reached the ‘S’ storm in a season was in 2012 (Sandy).

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