Potential Tropical Cyclone Six Forms In Atlantic

August 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

Potential Tropical Cyclone Six is “not a threat to Bermuda at this time”, the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hours forecast to be 835 nm to the SSW at 6pm on Wednesday August 11,with the BWS noting “this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period depending upon its track.”

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:

Potential Tropical Cyclone Six Bermuda August 9 2021 BWS

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 500 PM AST [2100 UTC], the disturbance was centered near latitude 14.2 North, longitude 59.2 West. The system is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph [24 km/h] and this general motion is expected to continue during the next few days. On the forecast track, the system is expected to move through a portion of the southern Leeward Islands tonight, pass near or over the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico late Tuesday and Tuesday night, and near or over Hispaniola on Wednesday.

“Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph [55 km/h] with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and the disturbance is expected to become a tropical storm tonight.”

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

Potential Tropical Cyclone Six Bermuda August 9 2021  NHC

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