Friday 23 October, 2020

Hurricane Teddy weakens on its way to Bermuda

Photo: US National Hurricane Centre

Photo: US National Hurricane Centre

Hurricane Teddy has been downgraded to a category two hurricane after its maximum sustained winds decreased to 105 mph (165 km/h).

Hurricane-force winds from Teddy extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km) from the centre and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles (335 km).

Little change in strength is expected to occur today.

 

(Photo: US National Hurricane Centre)

Teddy is expected to remain a large and powerful hurricane through Monday then become a strong post-tropical cyclone on Tuesday.

At 11am AST, the centre of Hurricane Teddy was located about 300 miles (485 km) south-southeast of Bermuda.

Teddy is moving toward the northwest near nine mph (15 km/h).

A turn toward the north is expected tonight and then Teddy is forecast to continue generally northward for another couple days.

On the forecast track, Teddy will approach Bermuda tonight and the centre should pass east of the island Monday morning.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bermuda.

Teddy should be approaching Nova Scotia on Wednesday.

Tropical storm conditions are expected to affect Bermuda tonight and could continue into Monday night.

Large swells generated by Teddy are affecting the Lesser Antilles, the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, Bermuda, the east coast of the United States, and Atlantic Canada.

These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

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