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Hello everyone, I'm Hayley.
Welcome to Newsround on Tuesday afternoon.
After 12 years with no major hurricane, America may end up having
two in just a few weeks.
Last month, Harvey hit Texas.
Now Hurricane Irma is expected to arrive in Florida by the weekend.
Look at this, a research plane flying directly through the storm.
Phil Avery is our weather reporter and he's told us it's now
a category five storm, the strongest there is.
Over the past few days, I have kept a very close eye
on Hurricane Irma as it's gradually worked its way through the Atlantic.
Whilst it's been at sea, no big problems.
But now it's much closer to all of these Islands and the eastern
end of the Caribbean.
The next couple of days I think it's going to move further to the west.
By Wednesday, it will be very close to Puerto Rico.
Then on Thursday, it will come very close to the north of both Haiti
and also the Dominican Republic.
Whilst it's close by, the hurricane will give winds of 150mph.
There will be torrential rain so a lot of flooding.
Some people will lose power and their phones,
some may even lose their homes.
Scientists think they've figured out why a big group of whales got
stranded on Britain's coast last year and it's all to do with space.
Ricky's got this one.
They might look amazing but these solar storms caused a lot of trouble
for a group of whales.
Last year, 29 young whales were stranded on the coasts
of northern Europe and nobody could work out why.
But now scientists think it could have been down to large
solar storms caused by the sun which are known
as the Northern Lights.
These storms in space could have affected the way the sperm whales
navigate through the ocean.
That's why they got lost in shallow waters and beached themselves.
Beaching is when whales get struck on sand and can be very dangerous.
It can happen for lots of different reasons.
For these sperm whales it was down to the solar storms.
But some whales become stranded because they're sick or injured
and are pushed inshore by currents.
It's thought changes in the environment could cause them
to behave differently too, if food stocks are low,
if temperatures are particularly high or low or if their environment
has become polluted.
Sometimes it's just down to mistakes.
They can sometimes lose their way into shallow waters by accident
whilst travelling to warmer waters to mate.
Whales are very sociable creatures and often travel
in large pods or groups.
Marine scientists think that if one is affected by any of these things
then others travelling with it will copy them, which
could be what happened to the sperm whales last year.
Some of you went back to school today, some are back tomorrow.
Others started last month.
Starting high school is one of the most exciting and most
nerve-wracking times in our life so what's that actually like?
Here's what our year sevens told our new starters.
I think the school was a lot bigger than it actually is.
It's different, it's not the same as primary school
and then moving school, it's just nervous.
I found out I was going to a different high school
than all any other friends, no one from my primary
was coming to my high school so I was a bit nervous.
In primary school, you're in the same sweaty classroom all day.
As well, you never had food tech in primary school
and I absolutely adore cooking food.
I know how to make cakes and all that.
It's like moving house because you're like you don't know
and you have to make new friends, you have to leave old friends
and sometimes you can still stay in contact but it's just a bit hard.
I was scared I wouldn't make friends and once I made friends
I was like going later.
It's like huge and you think I am going to get lost,
I don't know where I am going to go.
Now I could probably find my way around with my eyes closed.
Although I have made some more friends I really miss my other ones
that didn't come with me.
I don't know, just miss them.
My brother and my two cousins were there.
I knew that they would look after me.
I knew some people but in primary we were really close.
I was worried I wouldn't make friends but actually
everyone's the same as you.
They all know what you're thinking, so you're not on your own.
That's some amazing
That's some amazing advice:.
Thanks for watching.
Newsround's back in the morning with me.
Woody? What? All the kids are going back to school soon. Good.