Entries from August 2010

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Fiona weakens to tropical storm

MIAMI, CMC – Fiona was downgraded to a minimal tropical storm but forecasters said that severe weather conditions could spread over portions of the northern leeward Islands later on Tuesday or early Wednesday. The Miami-based National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said that Fiona was 270 miles east of the Leeward Islands and had maximum sustained winds […]

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Hurricane Earl strengthens over Leeward Islands

MIAMI, CMC – Hurricane Earl continues to strengthen as it makes it way across the northern leeward islands on Monday forcing the closure of airports and the cancellation of several flights by the regional airline LIAT. At 8.00 am local time, Hurricane Earl, the season’s third named storm was located 25 miles north-northeast of St. […]

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Tropical Storm Earl eyes Leeward Islands

MIAMI, CMC – Residents in the Northern Leeward Islands were on Friday urged to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Earl that could become a hurricane by Sunday. The Miami-based National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said that the storm was now located latitude 15.7 north, longitude 43.6 west or about 1,300 miles of the Northern Leeward […]

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Hurricane Danielle strengthens to Category 4

Forecasters are reporting that Hurricane Danielle has strengthened to a Category 4 storm in the Atlantic. The system has maximum sustained winds of 135 miles per hour. Forecasters say dangerous surf conditions are expected in Bermuda, although the eye will likely move well east of the island on Saturday night. Further out in the Atlantic, […]

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Danielle heads toward Bermuda

Hurricane Danielle is said gaining strength in the Atlantic as it heads toward Bermuda. Danielle is located about 860 miles southeast of Bermuda and currently has maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour. Farther east in the Atlantic, is Earl – the fifth named storm of the season, which has so far seen fewer […]

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Danielle regains Hurricane status

At 4.00 a.m. the centre of Hurricane Storm Danielle was located near latitude 18.8 degrees north and longitude 51.0 degrees west or about 1,275 kilometres east of the northern Leeward Islands.                      Danielle is moving toward the west-northwest at 28 km/h but is expected to slow down and turn toward the northwest during the next […]