Powerful Hurricane Fiona, a Category 4, is expected to strengthen and move north along a track that is expected to bring it closer to the Bermuda archipelago on Thursday and the Canadian Atlantic on Friday, while maintaining the potential for a tropical wave to become a storm. The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) described Fiona moving northward at about 15 km/h (9 mph) as of 00:00 GMT and expecting an increase in speed by Thursday toward the north-northeast.
Watch Hurricane Fiona’s track live:
Fiona It is located 970 kilometers (605 mi) southwest of present-day Bermuda and approximately 2,195 kilometers (1,365 mi) southwest of Halifax in the province of Nova Scotia on the Atlantic coast of Canada.
on the path predicted by NHCCenter FionaThe third hurricane of 2020 and only one so far in the Atlantic, It will approach Bermuda late Thursday and Atlantic Canada Friday night.
Accompanying maximum sustained wind Fiona They approach speeds of 215 km/h (130 mph).
Fiona is a Category 4 hurricane, out of 5 on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
Bulletin NHC Tonight highlights some strengthening forecast, with possible intensity swings on Thursday. Cyclone Lasts till Saturday.
Cyclone winds extend up to 75 km (45 mi) from the center of the cyclone and at tropical storm strength they extend outward up to 315 km (195 mi).
Fiona Bermuda will receive 2 to 4 inches of rain CanadaNova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and western Newfoundland will see 3 to 6 inches, with a maximum of 10 inches.
Storm surges can cause water levels to rise in coastal areas Bermuda From tomorrow, with big and dangerous waves.
A Hurricane Watch and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect for the Bermuda Archipelago.
Meanwhile, a tropical wave in the center of the Caribbean Sea has the potential to become a storm.
The wave is expected to produce showers and thunderstorms on its way a couple of hundred miles east of the southern Windward Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, and is forecast to develop into a tropical depression over the next few days.
The disturbance is forecast to move west-northwestward across the islands towards the wind Head south today and then move into the central Caribbean later this week.
As for Storm Gaston, it is headed for the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores, maintaining its strength, although no area is in danger at this time.
“Some additional strengthening is possible today, but gradual weakening will begin on Thursday,” Gaston said. NHC.
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