BWS: Monday Evening Hurricane Larry Update

September 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

Hurricane Larry is a “potential threat to Bermuda” the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hours forecast to be 164nm to the ENE at 3pm on Thursday [Sept 9] with the BWS adding “this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period depending upon its track.”

Their forecast states, “Conditions then deteriorate from Wednesday night in advance of approaching Hurricane Larry. Winds will gradually strengthen with the potential for more organised rainfall. Seas gradually become hazardous with powerful swells, dangerous surf and rip currents.”

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:

Hurricane Larry Bermuda September 6 2021 BWS

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 500 PM AST [2100 UTC], the center of Hurricane Larry was located near latitude 22.5 North, longitude 53.9 West. Larry is moving toward the northwest near 10 mph [17 km/h], and this general motion is expected to continue through Wednesday, followed by a turn toward the north-northwest and north on Thursday.

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

Hurricane Larry Bermuda September 6 2021 NHC

“Maximum sustained winds are near 125 mph [205 km/h] with higher gusts. Larry is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some fluctuations in intensity are possible during the next couple of days. Thereafter, some gradual weakening is forecast.

“Larry remains a large hurricane. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles [110 km] from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 185 miles [295 km].”

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