BWS: Hurricane Gert ‘Not A Threat’ To Bermuda

August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hurricane Gert is “not a threat to Bermuda at this time,” the Bermuda Weather Service [BWS] said today [Aug 16], adding that its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs has passed.

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:

Hurricane Gert Bermuda August 16 2017

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center says, “Hurricane Gert is accelerating northeastward over the northwestern Atlantic Ocean, centered as of 11 a.m. AST [EDT] about 510 miles [820 km] south-southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia. An even faster motion toward the northeast or east-northeast is expected through early Friday.

“Maximum sustained winds are near 90 mph [150 km/h] with higher gusts. Some strengthening later today or tonight is possible, but Gert is likely to begin weakening on Thursday and should become an extratropical low by Thursday night.”

“Swells generated by Gert will spread northward along the east coast of the United States from Virginia northward to New England and Atlantic Canada during the next day or two. Swells are also expected to continue to affect Bermuda through tonight. ”

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

Hurricane Gert NHC Bermuda Aug 16 2017

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