Subtropical Storm ‘Not A Threat To Bermuda’

August 15, 2018

[Updated] Subtropical Depression Five is “not a threat to Bermuda”, the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hours having passed.

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:

BWS Subtropical Depression Five August 2018

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 500 AM AST [0900 UTC], the center of Subtropical Depression Five was located near latitude 37.6 North, longitude 45.6 West.

“The subtropical depression is moving toward the north near 5 mph [7 km/h], and this general motion with a slight increase in forward speed is expected today. A faster northeastward motion is forecast to occur on Thursday and Friday.

“Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph [55 km/h] with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next day or so, and the subtropical depression is expected to become a subtropical storm later today.”

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

NHC Subtropical Depression Five August 2018

Update 2.05pm: The subtropical depression became Subtropical Storm Ernesto, the fifth named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season.

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