Tropical Storm Fiona ‘Not A Threat At This Time’

August 17, 2016

[Update: NHC has upgraded this to a Tropical Storm]

Tropical Depression Six is “not a threat to Bermuda at this time,” the Bermuda Weather Service said today [August 17], with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs forecast to be 1302nm to the ESE at 6am on Saturday, August 20th.

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:

BWS August  17 2016 2

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center says, “At 5.00am AST the center of Tropical Depression Six was located near latitude 13.2 North, longitude 35.2 West.

“The depression is moving toward the northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h), and this motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days.

“Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph [55 km/h] with higher gusts. Slow strengthening is forecast during the next day or two, and the depression is likely to become a tropical storm today.”

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

102743W5_NL_sm aug 17 2016

Update 5.47pm: The National Hurricane Center has upgraded the depression to Tropical Storm Fiona, the sixth named storm of the season.

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  1. Dude says:

    But otherwise it’s headed directly toward us…smh