The fourth tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season has formed. Tropical Storm Danielle is today swirling out in the Atlantic between South America and Africa. The storm poses no threat to land at this stage however it is expected to grow into a hurricane over the next few days.
According to CNN Meteorologists current computer models show the storm avoiding the US at this early stage however with at least a week before the storm even nears the USA anything could happen.
The season has so far been quiet compared to early predictions that this years hurricane season would be as spectacular as the 2005 one that produced record breakers Katrina and Rita and saw all names used up for the season.
Late August and into Setember are historically the peak of the season so the next few weeks may still prove earlier predictions correct.