Hurricane Douglas, which passed over Hawaii, weakened to a tropical storm

Hurricane Douglas, which passed near the US state of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean, has weakened to a tropical storm, according to the US national hurricane warning center (NHC).

“Douglas” weakens, but carries tropical storm-related conditions to the areas of the Papahanaumokuakea National marine monument (a group of Islands and atolls in the Pacific Ocean),” the center said in a statement.

According to forecasters, tropical storm “Douglas” is moving in a westerly direction at a speed of 20 kilometers per hour, wind gusts reach 110 kilometers per hour. The tropical storm is expected to weaken within a few days. On Tuesday, forecasters predict it will pass near the Islands of Necker and French Frigate Shoals.