Experts eye approach of Hurricane Jerry

  • Hurricane Jerry, noon on Thursday (Map from Bermuda Weather Service)

    Hurricane Jerry, noon on Thursday (Map from Bermuda Weather Service)

  • Tropical Storm Jerry at 6am (Image from Bermuda Weather Service)

    Tropical Storm Jerry at 6am (Image from Bermuda Weather Service)

Hurricane Jerry has formed near the Caribbean even as Hurricane Humberto continues away from the island.

It is the fourth hurricane of the Atlantic season, with initial winds of 75mph, according to the United States National Hurricane Centre.

Meteorologists are watching Jerry closely, and the Emergency Measures Organisation will meet on Monday to assess whether it presents a threat to Bermuda.

The storm’s closest point as of noon was forecast to be 630 miles by noon on Sunday, but estimates only extend to three days.

At noon, Jerry stood 1,250 miles to our southeast. It is expected to skim just north of the Leeward Islands.

According to the NHC, Jerry’s long-term course towards Bermuda is affected by a subtropical ridge.

But the service added a note of caution about predictions extending beyond three days, noting: “Since the environmental uncertainty at long range is so high, little change has been made to the previous forecast.”

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Published Sep 19, 2019 at 10:28 am (Updated Sep 20, 2019 at 6:24 am)

Experts eye approach of Hurricane Jerry

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