BWS: Tropical Storm Nicole Is “Potential Threat”

October 5, 2016

[Updated] Tropical Storm Nicole — the 14th named storm of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season — is a “potential threat to Bermuda” the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to the island within 72 hrs forecast to be 234nm to the south at 3.00am on Friday, Oct 7.

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:

Tropical Storm Nicole October 5 2016 2

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 5.00am, the center of Tropical Storm Nicole was located near latitude 24.3 North, longitude 61.8 West.

“Nicole is moving toward the west-northwest near 6 mph [9 km/h]. A turn toward the northwest is expected later today, followed by a turn toward the north by late Thursday. Maximum sustained winds remain near 50 mph [85 km/h] with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

Tropical Storm Nicole October 5 2016

Tropical Storm Nicole is one of two weather systems in the Atlantic now, with powerful Hurricane Matthew heading towards the United States after battering Haiti. The BWS says that Hurricane Matthew is “not a threat to Bermuda at this time.”

Update Oct 6, 12.07pm: The Bermuda Weather Service continues to say that Tropical Storm Nicole “is a potential threat to Bermuda,” with the closest point of approach to the island within 72 hours forecast to be 270nm to the south at 9.00am tomorrow [Oct 7].

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:


Update Oct 7, 9.08am: The Bermuda Weather Service said that Hurricane Nicole’s “closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hours has passed.”

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  1. TimBuc says:

    As long as she keeps hurricane Mathew away I am fine by all means.

  2. Fanta drink in my cup says:

    Go home Nicole you’re drunk.