Philippe formed as Tropical Depression Seventeen in the tropical Atlantic Ocean and became a hurricane southeast of Bermuda.
Philippe track on SST image of 23 September (261 Kb) This image
represents the average composite sea surface temperature (SST) derived from
NOAA satellite AVHRR data over the 7 days ending 23 September 2011. The
averaging is done to remove clouds. The temperature scale for SST is
22C to 32C. The track of Philippe is overlaid on this image.