Tropical Storm Edouard forms over far North Atlantic Ocean

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Edouard formed on Sunday evening over the far North Atlantic, but posed no immediate threat to land.

The storm had top sustained winds of 65km/h and was centred at 11pm EDT about 1,100 kilometres south-southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland, off Canada, the United States (US) National Hurricane Center in Miami said. It was moving to the northeast at 56 kmh and became a post-tropical storm yesterday. No coastal storm watches or warnings are in effect, and little significant change in strength was forecast for the brief period Edouard was expected to remain a tropical storm.

Edouard is the earliest fifth named storm on record, according to Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach. The previous record was Emily on July 12, 2005, Klotzbach said.