Tropical Storm Bret Forms In The Atlantic

June 19, 2017

Tropical Storm Bret is “not a threat to Bermuda at this time,” the Bermuda Weather Service said today [June 19], with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs forecast to be 1223 nm to the south, at 3.00am on Wednesday, June 21st.

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:

TROPICAL STORM BRET Bermuda June 19 2017

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center says, “At 5.00pm AST, the center of Tropical Storm Bret was located by an Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft to be near latitude 9.4 North, longitude 59.8 West.

“Bret is moving toward the west-northwest near 30 mph [48 km/h] and is expected to continue at a slightly slower speed over the next 48 hours. On the forecast track, the tropical storm is expected to move near or over Trinidad and the eastern coast of Venezuela tonight and early Tuesday.

“Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph [65 km/h] with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours.”

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

TROPICAL STORM BRET Bermuda June 19 2017 NHC

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