Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. Earth Science News .

Tropical storm Gabrielle heads for Bermuda: forecasters
by Staff Writers
Miami, Florida (AFP) Sept 10, 2013

Tropical storm Humberto forms in Atlantic
Miami, Florida (AFP) Sept 09, 2013 - Tropical storm Humberto has formed in the Atlantic and could turn into a hurricane in the coming days, US forecasters said Monday.

The storm was situated south of the Cape Verde islands with maximum sustained winds near 45 miles per hour (75 kilometers per hour), the National Hurricane Center said in an update at 1500 GMT.

"Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and Humberto is expected to become a hurricane over the next couple of days," the Miami-based center said.

A tropical storm warning was in effect for the southern Cape Verde islands of Maio, Santiago, Fogo and Brava.

Humberto was moving toward the west at about 12 miles per hour. On Tuesday, it was expected to turn toward the west-northwest and slow down slightly.

The center of Humberto will remain south and west of the Cape Verde Islands, the forecasters said.

The six-month Atlantic hurricane season started June 1, with the beginning of August kicking off its most intense period.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted that this season would see 13 to 19 named storms, including six to nine hurricanes of which three to five could be major ones.

Bermuda braced for a close encounter with tropical storm Gabrielle, on track to hit or pass closely by the popular vacation spot by early Wednesday, US forecasters said Tuesday.

Meanwhile, tropical storm Humberto, churning in the Atlantic west of the Cape Verde Islands, was expected to gain hurricane force within hours, the US National Hurricane Center said.

Packing maximum sustained winds near 65 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour), Humberto was about 220 miles (355 kilometers) west of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands, the National Hurricane Center said.

"Some strengthening is forecast during the next day or two and Humberto should become a hurricane later today or tonight," the Miami-based forecasters said in an update at 1500 GMT.

The system was expected to turn toward the northwest later Tuesday, followed by a sharp northward turn, coupled with a pickup in forward speed, by late Wednesday.

However, no coastal watches or warnings were in effect.

Gabrielle, with maximum sustained winds near 40 miles per hour, was some 120 miles south of Bermuda, according to another 1500 GMT update from the National Hurricane Center.

"Gabrielle is expected to pass over or near Bermuda tonight and early Wednesday," the forecasters said.

"Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours."

A tropical storm warning was in effect for Bermuda, which could see up to seven inches (18 centimeters) of rainfall and storm surges of two to three feet (0.6 to 0.9 meters) above normal levels.


Related Links
Bringing Order To A World Of Disasters
When the Earth Quakes
A world of storm and tempest

Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

Lorena weakens into tropical depression off Mexico
Mexico City, Distrito Federal (AFP) Sept 07, 2013
Lorena was downgraded from a tropical storm to a tropical depression Saturday as it swirled off the coast of Mexico near the Baja California peninsula. The storm has dumped heavy rain on the region and had prompted authorities to prepare shelters for the evacuation of 30,000 people from the resort of Los Cabos. As of 1500 GMT, Lorena was 75 kilometers (120 miles) south-southeast from the ... read more

Australia reiterates tough asylum boat policy

Niger asks for foreign help for flood victims

Olympics: Tokyo 2020 is a bid in the shadow of Fukushima

Italy says Syria crisis to worsen refugee problem

New computational approaches speed up the exploration of the universe

Advancing graphene for post-silicon computer logic

Simple compact laser system could detect presence of explosives

Northrop Grumman Completes Demonstration of 3D Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) System

Using a form of 'ice that burns' to make potable water from oil and gas production

'La Nada' Pacific ocean patterns make forecasting difficult

Can we save our urban water systems?

Why does the area over southern high and sub tropical latitudes have more frequent and stronger rains?

Penn Study Finds Earlier Peak for Spain's Glaciers

East Antarctic Ice Sheet could be more vulnerable to climate change than previously thought

On warming Antarctic Peninsula, moss and microbes reveal unprecedented ecological change

Arctic Sea Ice Update: Unlikely To Break Records, But Continuing Downward Trend

A genetic treasure hunting in sorghum may benefit crop improvement

Report proposes microbiology's grand challenge to help feed the world

Spread of crop pests threatens global food security as Earth warms

Study forecasts future water levels of crucial agricultural aquifer

Tropical storm Gabrielle heads for Bermuda: forecasters

Japan scraps stranded tsunami ship

Lorena weakens into tropical depression off Mexico

Power outages, landslides after strong Guatemala quake

Guinea-Bissau rules out amnesty for coup leaders

Sudan bombs S. Sudan buffer zone position, kills 2: Juba

Origin of state of ancient Egypt given new time line

Defence chiefs meet over DR Congo conflict

New data reveals that the average height of European males has grown by 11cm in just over a century

Hidden shell middens reveal ancient human presence in Bolivian Amazon

Look at what I'm saying

The true raw material footprint of nations

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement