Fiona heads to the US and Canada to put the Caribbean on alert

(EFE). – Strong Hurricane Fiona, Category 4, Heading north this Wednesday, passing near Bermuda and can reach the Canadian Atlantic coastwhile a tropical wave has the potential to become a storm in the central Caribbean, according to the latest bulletin from the National Hurricane Center (NHC, in English) of the United States.

The Miami (Florida)-based observatory today reported a tropical wave producing showers and thunderstorms hundreds of miles east of the Southern Windward Islands, with it expected to become a tropical depression in the coming days.

The chance of this wave is 70%. To become a storm within the next 48 hours and affect northwest Venezuela and Colombia.

Fiona is the third Hurricane of 2020

This disturbance is expected Move from west to northwest through today’s southern windward islands and then move into the middle of the caribbean, in the weekend.

Fiona, the third hurricane of 2020 in the Atlantic and the only one so far of force majeure, has already passed through Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, parts of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

The next area on its way is Bermuda, which was about 675 miles (1,090 km) away, the NHC reported at 1500 GMT.

At the same time, its epicenter was also 1,455 miles (2,340 km) from Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada), a hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph (215 km/h).

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on the expected path, Fiona Center will continue to move away from the Turks and Caicos Islands today, approaching Bermuda late Thursday It will approach Atlantic Canada late Friday, the observatory detailed.

A tropical storm warning has gone into effect for Bermuda, as well as a hurricane watch for the islands themselves.

according to him NHC, Atlantic Canada should monitor the progress of this system.

As for Storm Gaston, it continues on its way to the Portuguese archipelago in the Azores, maintaining its strength, although there is currently no danger to any region.

It is currently located 775 miles (1,250 km) west of the Azores, with maximum sustained winds of 65 m/h (100 km/h).

“Some additional reinforcement is possible today, but gradual weakening should start on Thursday,” NHC reported in Gaston.

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