Tropical storm Florence continues to move in the general direction of Bermuda


By Caribbean News Now contributor

MIAMI, USA — On Monday, Tropical Storm Florence continued to move west-northwest across the central tropical Atlantic near 16 mph (26 km/h) with its forecast track heading in the general direction of Bermuda.

According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, a westward to west-northwestward motion is expected to continue through Thursday morning. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening was expected later Monday, followed by a slow weakening trend starting on Tuesday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the centre.

Meanwhile, a tropical wave located more than 400 miles southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands is producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Some slow development of this disturbance is possible during the next several days while the system moves westward to west-northwestward across the eastern tropical Atlantic.

The chance of a tropical cyclone forming during the next five days is estimated to be medium (40 percent).




Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.