The Bermuda Weather Service has upgraded the island’s Tropical Storm Watch to a Tropical Storm Warning. The latest forecast said, “Hurricane Sandy remains a potential threat as it is now forecast to approach within 400 miles to our west-northwest Sunday evening.
“Along with strong to tropical storm force winds [mainly in the western marine area], building swells will create dangerous rip currents along south shores. Conditions will begin to ease Monday night as Sandy turns northwest towards the northeastern U.S.”
Hurricane Sandy’s closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs is forecast to be 384 nm to the WNW at 9.00pm on Sunday [Oct 28].