Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Eta becomes an extratropical low

Photo: US National Hurricane Centre

Photo: US National Hurricane Centre

Eta has now transitioned into a post-tropical cyclone.

The US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said at 4am EST, the centre of Eta was located over the western Atlantic Ocean about 85 miles (135 km) southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina.

It's moving toward the east-northeast near 21mph (33 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue with an increase in forward speed through Saturday. 

On the forecast track, Eta is expected to gradually pull away from the southeast US coast today.

Eta has maximum sustained winds that are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles (185 km) from the centre.

Eta could intensify a little as a non-tropical cyclone during the next day or so before it becomes absorbed by a larger non-tropical cyclone on Saturday or Saturday night.

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