Sunday 25 October, 2020

Hurricane Teddy update: Dangerous rip currents expected along beaches

From Tuesday through Thursday, Teddy is expected to produce rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches (50 to 100 mm) with isolated totals of 6 inches (150 mm) across sections of Atlantic Canada.

At 5 am AST, the centre of Hurricane Teddy was located about 165 miles (270 km) southeast of Bermuda. Teddy is moving toward the north near 9 mph (15 km/h). 

The hurricane is expected to move generally northward through Tuesday evening, followed by a turn toward the northeast on Wednesday. The centre of Teddy will pass east o Bermuda today and then approach Nova Scotia late Tuesday or early Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph (155 km/h) with higher gusts - a category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. 

Teddy is a large hurricane. 

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the centre and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 230 miles (370 km). 

Little change in strength is expected during the next day or so. Gradual weakening is forecast to begin mid-week, but the cyclone is expected to remain a large and powerful hurricane Tuesday, then become a strong post-tropical cyclone when it nears Nova Scotia by Wednesday morning.

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