Storms Alpha, Beta named for Greek alphabet, second time ever

METEOROLOGISTS were forced to break out the Greek alphabet yesterday to name Atlantic storms for only the second time ever after the 2020 hurricane season blew through their usual list, ending on Tropical Storm Wilfred.

Tropical storm Beta was packing maximum sustained winds of 65km/h in the Gulf of Mexico, some 450km off the mouth of the Rio Grande, the National Hurricane Centre said.