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Published Monday, March 25, 2019
Tropical storm named Iba by the Brazilian Navy Hydrographic Center (BNHC) formed near the coast of Brazil on March 24, 2019.
This is the first tropical storm to form in this region since 2010 and third ever in recorded history.
At 16:00 UTC on March 24, Tropical Storm "Iba" had maximum winds of 65 km/h and estimated central pressure 1 008 hPa, according to the BNHC.
Its location at 18:00 was estimated about 354 km E of Sao Mateus and 356 km SE of Porto Seguro. Gradual strengthening and movement toward the SSW are expected over the next 24 hours.
A high surf warning is in effect for areas between Caravelas, Bahia and Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil. Waves from SE/E up to 2.5 m are expected.
GFS forecast model takes Iba SSW over the next two days and then east and far away from the coast.
The first tropical cyclone ever seen in recorded history in the Southern Atlantic was Catarina in March 2004. Catarina made landfall in the Santa Catarina province of Brazil as a Category 1 hurricane equivalent on March 27, 2004, killing three people and injuring 185. It damaged 38 000 structures and destroyed 1 478.
Second one was in March 2010 - 90Q also informally known as Anita.
Storm Iba Facts
Affected Area: 1 km.
Alert Level: Green