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Hurricane Katia gains strength

Bermuda will feel strong winds on Tuesday as Hurricane Katia begins to pass by the Island and curve around to the north.

Katia, which strengthened overnight and became a hurricane again today after being downgraded to a tropical storm, is still considered to be a threat to Bermuda although it is not expected to come closer than about 320 miles to the southwest on Wednesday morning.

However, the Bermuda Weather Service said swells from the hurricane would begin to be felt tonight while winds of 20-30 knots with gusts to 40 knots are expected on Tuesday. On Wednesday, similar conditions are expected while seas outside the reef on both days are expected to be 10-15 feet. Seas inside the reef are expected to be two to five feet.

At noon today, Katia was 692 nautical miles south-southeast of Bermuda with sustained winds of 85 knots, gusting to 105 knots. It was moving west-northwest at 10 knots.

See The Royal Gazette's

Stormwatch page for more detaiils.

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Published September 04, 2011 at 3:00 pm (Updated September 04, 2011 at 3:36 pm)

Hurricane Katia gains strength

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