“The models indicate it will travel up the west side of the United Kingdom, before crossing Scotland and going out the north of Scotland, but that could change as the storm degrades and changes its habits”.
“There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect”, said the NHC in its 11 a.m. September 12 update.
Speaking of Florence, by the 5PM update Thursday, Hurricane Florence remains a Category 2 with winds sustained at 105 miles per hour. “A turn toward the west-northwest and west at an even slower forward speed is expected by tonight and continuing into Friday, and a slow west-southwestward motion is forecast Friday night and Saturday”, the bulletin said.
Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Andy Page said: “There remains large uncertainty in the exact route Storm Helene will take, however, a spell of very strong winds is expected, initially for parts of south-west England and west Wales, then later south-west Scotland and the southeast of Northern Ireland”.
The Portuguese government issued a tropical storm warning for all of the Azores Islands. Tropical storm watches are up in Antigua, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Martin, St. Maarten, and Saba & St. Eustatius.
The storm is likely to die out by Wednesday, the forecaster said.
Florence is lashing the state with “heavy rainbands with tropical-storm-force winds spreading across the Outer Banks and Coastal Southeastern North Carolina”, the briefing said.
Given the lack of deep convection to sustain the cyclone, continual gradual weakening is expected.
Puerto Rico is still trying to recover from Hurricane Maria almost a year after the Category 4 storm hit.
Georgia, Virginia and North and SC have declared states of emergency.
The storm’s intensity diminished as it neared land, with winds dropping to 90 miles per hour (135 kph) by nightfall.
Hurricane Florence continues to barrel towards the East Coast impacting people and property by late this week.
Speaking during a visit to Moscow less than an hour after the hurricane made landfall in North Carolina, Perry says “we’ve done this many times before. There will be some rain but at the moment it doesn’t look as though that’s going to be the issue”.
The storm is now around 530 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, and is moving west-northwest at 17 mph.
Storm surge occurs when the hurricane-force winds blow over the ocean water.
“WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU”, the city of New Bern tweeted around 2 a.m.
Numerous showers and thunderstorms continue in association with an elongated low pressure area located near the coasts of Texas and northeastern Mexico.
SURF: Swells generated by Isaac will begin to affect portions of the Lesser Antilles this afternoon.