Entries Tagged as 'National Hurricane Centre (NHC)'

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Tropical storm Lisa forms

 At 4.00 a.m. the centre of Tropical Storm Lisa was located near latitude 17.7 degrees north, longitude 31.8 degrees west, or about 850 kilometres west-northwest of the Cape Verde Islands. Lisa is moving toward the north near 7 km/h and this general motion is expected to continue during the next 24 hours. A turn toward [...]

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Hurricane Karl hits Mexican coast

Hurricane Karl made landfall on the Mexican coast ten miles north of Veracruz at 1 p.m. today as a Category three hurricane with 115 mph winds. As of 4 p.m. today, Karl had sustained winds of 90 mph, making it a Category 1 storm. However, it was still strong enough to pack a punch. According [...]

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Bermuda prepares for possible direct hit from Hurricane Igor

HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC – Bermuda residents braced themselves for a possible direct hit at the weekend from powerful Hurricane Igor which authorities have likened to a storm seven years ago that killed four people. Even though Igor is more than 800 miles away, a small craft warning was issued in Bermuda on Thursday morning, with [...]

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Igor strengthens to category four

Forecasters at the United States-based National Hurricane Centre have warned that Hurricane Igor could further strengthen as it moves westward. Igor grew from a tropical storm to a hurricane on Saturday night and swelled from category 2 to category 4 in three hours yesterday. The Hurricane Centre says Igor is forecast to further strengthen during [...]

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Tropical storm warning issued for Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC – A tropical storm warning was issued for Bermuda on Thursday as Tropical Storm Fiona took aim at the island.  Fiona, packing maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour (85 kilometres per hour), is expected to pass around 20 miles to the northwest of the island early on Saturday, bringing squally [...]

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Tropical Storm Gaston

Gaston, the season’s newest tropical storm which formed yesterday, is expected to strengthen into a hurricane over the weekend.  It’s currently in the open Atlantic but is forecast to head west toward the northeast Caribbean.  Gaston follows on the heels of Fiona which is moving away from the region and will likely veer toward Bermuda [...]

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Fiona moves over Atlantic, another tropical storm forms

MIAMI, CMC – Tropical Storm Fiona was moving over the open Atlantic on Wednesday, but Caribbean countries were keeping a close watch on Gaston, the fourth named tropical storm in 11 days. At 4.00 pm local time, Gaston, the seventh named storm of the 2010 season, was located 1635 miles east of the Leeward Islands [...]

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 [...]