Saturday 5 December, 2020

Tropical Storm Watch issued for portions of Canada

Photo: US National Hurricane Centre

Photo: US National Hurricane Centre

As Hurricane Teddy heads towards the north, the Canadian Hurricane Centre has issued a tropical storm watch for Nova Scotia.

The US National Hurricane Centre expects the area to be affected by Teddy on September 22.

Officials in Bermuda have maintained the tropical storm warning for the island.

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

At 5 pm AST, the centre of Hurricane Teddy was located about 245 miles (390 km) south-southeast of Bermuda.

Teddy is moving toward the north-northwest near 9 mph (15 km/h). A turn toward the north is expected tonight.

Teddy is currently a category two hurricane with maximum sustained winds that are near 105 mph (165 km/h).

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km) from the centre and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 230 miles (370 km).

Little change in strength is forecast, and the system is expected to remain a large and powerful hurricane through Tuesday, then become a strong post-tropical cyclone on Wednesday.

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