Tropical Storm Danny may intensify into Hurricane, hit East Coast

Tropical Storm Danny, a tropical depression currently off Nassau is intensifying and may turn into a Hurricane before reaching the East Coast of the United States next week.

As of 11am US EDT, Tropical Storm Danny was located 445 miles (715kms) east of Nassau and 775 miles south to southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Currently moving on a west-northwest direction at 18 miles per hour, the storm is expected to slow before turning North/ North West by Friday.

At this stage, NOAA is expecting the Tropical Storm Danny to become a hurricane over the weekend as it heads towards the Bahamas and the East Coast. It’s also believed that Danny may be stronger than Bill last week, although it’s still early days in the development of the storm.


The arrival of Danny as a Hurricane will be the second Atlantic hurricane this season, after an exceptionally quiet start to the storm season. Another potential hurricane in the Pacific, Tropical Storm Ignacio is currently decreasing in strength and is expected to become a tropical depression by the time it hits landfall in North West Mexico.