Tropical Storm A “Potential Threat” To Bermuda

August 20, 2016

[Updated] Tropical Storm Fiona is a “potential threat” to Bermuda and its closest point of approach to the island within 72 hrs is forecast to be 312nm to the south-south-east at 6.00pm on Tuesday [August 23], the Bermuda Weather Service said this evening.

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:

fiona aug 20 2016

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center says, “At 5.00pm AST, the center of Tropical Storm Fiona was located near latitude 21.2 North, longitude 49.1 West. Fiona is moving toward the northwest near 15 mph [24 km/h]. A slight turn to the west-northwest is expected tonight or on Sunday.

“Maximum sustained winds remain near 40 mph [65 km/h] with higher gusts. Fiona is forecast to weaken to a tropical depression tonight or early Sunday, and it could degenerate into a remnant low on Monday.

“Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles [110 km] from the center.”

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

203420W5_NL_sm fiona aug 20

Update: Sunday, August 21, 7.02am: The morning update from the BWS continues to say Fiona is a “potential threat” to Bermuda, while this morning’s update from the NHC says Fiona’s “maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 45 mph [75 km/h] with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.”

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  1. Let us brace up and be ready!

  2. History says:

    Historically speaking are worst normally comes after Sept 5th until the 2nd week in October.

  3. raskarr says:

    Should be nothing more than a rainy day, unless she restrengthens after another bust of convection. Nonetheless, we should be prepared.

    • Onion Juice says:

      Remember de last storm,it’s a tropical storm, wait no its a Hurricane.
      And our Emergency system is not working.

      • aceboy says:

        The PLP raised it so we all know it is almost fixed.