News Item on Hurricane Teddy

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September 21, 2020

News Item on Hurricane Teddy issued by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology Forecast Office at 6PM, MONDAY, 21STSEPTEMBER, 2020.

...TEDDY ABOUT TO GET LARGER AND STRONGER NORTH OF BERMUDA... ...LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED ALONG WESTERN ATLANTIC BEACHES FOR A FEW MORE DAYS...

AT 5:00 PM EDT, THE CENTER OF HURRICANE TEDDY WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 33.2° NORTH AND LONGITUDE 62.0° WEST OR 175 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF THE BERMUDA.

TEDDY IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 23 MILES PER HOUR AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TONIGHT FOLLOWED BY A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST ON TUESDAY. TEDDY SHOULD TURN TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST AND MOVE OVER EASTERN NOVA SCOTIA ON WEDNESDAY THEN OVER THE GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE LATE WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 90 MILES PER HOUR WITH HIGHER GUSTS. TEDDY IS EXPECTED TO GAIN STRENGTH OVERNIGHT, BUT WEAKEN STEADILY BY WEDNESDAY AND BECOME A STRONG POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE BEFORE REACHING NOVA SCOTIA.

THIS SYSTEM POSES NO THREAT TO THE BAHAMAS.

THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED 6AM TUESDAY.

PREPARED BY DUTY FORECASTER: IAN V. MCKENZIE

News date : 09/21/2020    Category : Hurricane, About Bahamians, Press Releases, Weather

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