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Tropical Storm Fiona no threat ‘at this time’

Tropical Storm Fiona — formerly Tropical Depression Six — is not a threat to Bermuda “at this time”, according to the Bermuda Weather Service.

At 6pm yesterday, the weather system was about 1,798 nautical miles east-southeast of Bermuda.

Its closest point of approach within three days is forecast to be 1,146 nautical miles to the east-southeast at 6pm on Saturday.

The tropical storm is moving west-northwest at 16mph with maximum sustained winds of 40mph with higher gusts.

Some additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, according to the National Hurricane Centre.

Tropical Storm Fiona: the system is expected to become a tropical storm later today (Image courtesy of the Bermuda Weather Service)

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Published August 17, 2016 at 9:46 am (Updated August 18, 2016 at 7:43 am)

Tropical Storm Fiona no threat ‘at this time’

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