Monday, October 2, 2023

Category 2 Hurricane Lee hit Bermuda and headed for New England

On the forecast track, Lee will pass west of Bermuda today, and approach Atlantic Canada between Friday and Saturday.

Category 2 Hurricane Lee has already produced tropical storm effects in the Bermuda Islands on Thursday as it continues to advance towards the coasts of the New England region, in the northeastern United States, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported. ). , in English) from the United States.

NHC meteorologists, based in Miami, indicated in the bulletin at 08:00 local time (12:00 GMT) today that the center of the storm was located at that time about 265 miles (425 km) southwest of Bermuda and 795 miles (1,280). km) south of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

In fact, most coastal areas of New England are currently under hurricane and tropical storm watches, as well as storm surge, with areas where seas could rise to 4 feet (1.2 meters) over his face. usual level and therefore coastal flooding. cities.

Lee had maximum sustained winds of 100 miles per hour (155 km/h) and was moving north at 12 miles per hour (19 km/h).

On the forecast track, the center of Lee will pass west of Bermuda today, where strong winds and rain of up to 50 millimeters are expected, and then approach the coast of New England or Atlantic Canada between Friday and Saturday. according to the NHC.

Lee, which reached Category 5, the highest, on the Saffir-Simpson intensity scale, is slowly weakening, but will still remain a “dangerous and large storm” for the next few days.

In a wide radius, high tides generated by Lee affected sectors of the Lesser Antilles, British and US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Turks and Caicos Islands, Bahamas, Bermuda, east coast of the US .and it began to be felt on the Atlantic coast of Canada.

Also, as of Friday evening, strong winds, coastal flooding and impacts from rains associated with this system are expected for the New England sectors and the Atlantic coast of Canada.

For its part, Hurricane Margot continues to weaken today in the open waters of the North Atlantic, but the waves generated by this system continue to affect the islands of the Azores.

The center of Margot is located 745 miles (1,205 km) west of the Azores and is carrying maximum winds of 75 miles per hour (120 km/h), with estimates that it will be downgraded to a tropical storm today.

Margot is moving north near 6 miles per hour (9 km/h), and is expected to gradually weaken and begin drifting during Friday.

No coastal watches or advisories are in effect for Margot and it is expected to weaken over the next three days.

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