Saturday 31 October, 2020

Hurricane Teddy has weakened but remains at Category 3 strength

Photo: US National Hurricane Centre

Photo: US National Hurricane Centre

Hurricane Teddy’s maximum sustained winds have weakened to around 115 mph (185 km/h).

This makes the storm a category three hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

The US National Hurricane Centre has forecast that Teddy will gradually weaken during the next day or two but the storm will remain a large and powerful hurricane through Monday.

 

 

At 5 am AST, Teddy’s centre of circulation was located about 340 miles (550 km) south-southeast of Bermuda.

Tropical storm conditions are expected to affect Bermuda as early as tonight and could linger into Monday night.

Teddy is moving toward the northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h) and this general motion will likely continue this morning. A turn toward the north is expected tonight and then Teddy is forecast to continue generally northward for another couple days.

 

 

On the forecast track, Teddy will approach Bermuda on Sunday night and its centre will pass east of the island on Monday morning.

Large swells generated by Teddy are affecting the Lesser Antilles, the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, Bermuda, the east coast of the United States and the Atlantic coast of Canada.

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