Oscar ‘Not A Threat To Bermuda At This Time’

October 27, 2018

Subtropical Storm Oscar is “not a threat to Bermuda at this time” the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach within 72 hours forecast to be 449 nm to the ESE at 3am on Tuesday [Oct 30], with the BWS noting that “this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period depending upon its track.”

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:

Subtropical Storm Oscar Bermuda Oct 27 2018 BWS

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “Oscar is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph [19 km/h]. A westward to west-southwestward motion with an increase in forward speed is expected today and tonight, followed by a reduction in speed on Sunday. A turn toward the north-northwest is forecast on Monday.

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

Subtropical Storm Oscar Bermuda Oct 27 2018 NHC

“Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph [85 km/h] with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next several days, and Oscar is expected to make a transition to a tropical storm on Sunday. Oscar could then become a hurricane by Monday night or Tuesday. Winds of 40 mph or greater extend outward up to 115 miles [185 km] from the center.”

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