Tropical storm could form near Florida
A weather system brewing near Florida could become a preseason tropical storm, meteorologists have warned.
The US-based National Hurricane Centre reported that the low pressure trough over the Straits of Florida was expected to strengthen in the next two days.
A notice yesterday said: “It will likely become a tropical or subtropical storm on Saturday when it is located near the northwestern Bahamas.
“Later in the weekend and early next week, the system is expected to move generally northeastward over the western Atlantic.”
The NHC said the trough has an 80 per cent chance of becoming a subtropical or tropical storm inside 48 hours.
The system was expected to bring heavy rainfall to Florida and the Bahamas today and tomorrow and tropical storm force wind gusts in the region are possible.
The Bermuda Weather Service public forecast yesterday said: “The developing low-pressure system near the Bahamas will be monitored closely for signs of subtropical development.”
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 31, but many storms have formed outside that window over the years.
Early forecasts warned this year could have a busy hurricane season.
The University of Arizona, North Carolina State University and the Weather Company all predicted an above average number of storms.
Burt: we can’t sweep racism under the rug
Flood of inquiries about pension withdrawals
Beasley sworn in at Regiment
Finding a new life away from abuse
Crisis in Hong Kong could be to our benefit
A friendship that has stood the test of time
Jobs hope from space industry
Law change could save businesses and jobs
Trump appointee sparks US Consulate protest
Digicel opens doors in new location
Prolonged failure to fix pension problems
Electricity consumption level plummets
Putting fun into the coronavirus fight
Take Our Poll
- "Views on schools reopening for 2019-20 year during coronavirus pandemic"
- All schools to reopen once cleared
- Older students only
- Older students but for exams only
- Remote learning only
- Total Votes: 4058
- Poll Archive