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The first names storm of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season has formed but according to weather officials it does not pose any significant threat to St Lucia.

Alex became the first hurricane to form in the Atlantic Ocean in January in nearly 80 years Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said.

Local officials have however been speaking on the phenomenon noting that based on the trajectory, it could affect the Bahamas.

Weather forecaster McLean Jn Baptiste confirmed that maximum sustained winds are about 70 miles per hour and Alex is moving toward the north at 28 miles per hour.

The storm is expected to generate some swells that could affect the Bahamas
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