Powerful Category 4 Hurricane Fiona is strengthening and heading north on a track that will bring it closer to the Bermuda Archipelago on Thursday and Atlantic Canada on Friday, while maintaining the potential to become a tropical wave storm.
US National Hurricane Center (NHC) details of Fiona’s move at 8:00 a.m It is moving towards north at a speed of 20 kilometers per hour (km/h) Awaits return to north-northeasterly which will accelerate during Thursday.
Fiona is present 735 kilometers southwest of Bermuda About 1,950 kilometers southwest of Halifax in the province of Nova Scotia on Canada’s Atlantic coast.
On the NHC’s forecast track, the center of Fiona, the third Atlantic hurricane of 2020 and the only powerful hurricane so far, will approach Bermuda late Thursday and Atlantic Canada Friday night.
Maximum sustained wind with Fiona They reach speeds of up to 215 kmphWith big bangs.
Fiona It is a category 4 hurricane On the Saffir-Simpson scale, there are a total of 5 levels.
The NHC bulletin highlights that some strengthening is forecast tonight, with possible intensity fluctuations on Thursday, and that hurricane strength will continue through Saturday.
Fiona will bring 2 to 4 inches of rain in Bermuda, 3 to 6 inches in Canada, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and western Newfoundland, and a maximum of 10 inches.
A storm surge will cause high water levels along the Bermuda coast with large and dangerous waves starting tomorrow.
A Hurricane Watch and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect for the Bermuda Archipelago.
Meanwhile, a tropical wave remains a possibility Becomes a storm in the center of the Caribbean Sea.
The wave will produce showers and thunderstorms on its way a couple of hundred miles east of the South Windward Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, and is forecast to develop into a tropical depression over the next few days.
The disturbance is forecast to move west-northwestward over the southern Windward Islands today and then move into the central Caribbean later this week.
As for Storm Gaston, it is headed for the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores, maintaining its strength, although no area is in danger at this time.
“Some additional strengthening is possible, but gradual weakening will begin Thursday,” Gaston reported at the NHC.
5 a.m. EDT Thursday, September 22 Major news for hurricanes #Fiona.
A hurricane warning has been issued for Bermuda and hurricane conditions are expected in the islands beginning tonight. Preparations should be completed quickly. https://t.co/EG1Nt93aoU pic.twitter.com/M1wU6YMSXN
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 22, 2022