BWS: Hurricane Larry Is A “Potential Threat”

September 5, 2021

Hurricane Larry is a “potential threat to Bermuda”, the Bermuda Weather Service said in their 6pm advisory today, with its closest point of approach within 72 hours forecast to be 342nm to the ESE at 6pm on Wednesday [Sept 8] with the BWS noting “this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period depending upon its track.”

In their forecast today, the BWS said, “A few showers move into the area for tomorrow into Tuesday, however our main focus shifts to major Hurricane Larry to our distant southeast. While any wind impacts from Larry will not be until late Wednesday through Thursday, hazardous seas and dangerous surf develop from Labour Day onwards.”

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:

Hurricane Larry Bermuda September 5 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 20.5 North, longitude 50.6 West. Larry is moving toward the northwest near 13 mph [20 km/h]. A northwestward motion with a slight decrease in forward speed is expected during the next few days.

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

Hurricane Larry Bermuda September 5 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. Little change in strength is forecast during the next few days, although fluctuations in intensity will be possible. However, Larry is expected to remain a major hurricane through the middle of this week.

“Larry is a large hurricane. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles [75 km] from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles [280 km].”

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