Saturday 5 December, 2020

Teddy at category 2 but currently posing no threat to Barbados

Hurricane Teddy path from National Hurricane Center

Hurricane Teddy path from National Hurricane Center

Weather officials are still watching the activity in the Atlantic closely, as Hurricane Teddy has now developed to Category 2 status.

And Barbados' Meteorological officials are already saying that the hurricane is expected to become a Category 4 storm later this week. 

At present, Teddy is located 15.8N 49.0W at about 820 MI...1315 KM E of the Lesser Antilles with maximum sustained winds of 100 MPH to 155 KM/H. 

Officials at the US National Hurricane Centre have said that environmental conditions appear favorable for additional strengthening over the next 18-24 hours.

So far officials in Barbados have not made any predictions of Hurricane Teddy directly affecting the island however a small craft advisory is in effect at present for above normal sea swells. 

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