Wednesday, 14 November, 2018


Atlantic storm system expected to develop into a named stormduring the weekend

Hurricane center monitors disturbance in Atlantic Tropical disturbance
Kristine Garrett | 29 October, 2018, 18:43

The Tropical Storm Oscar has got upgraded into a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 120 kmph.

Hurricane Oscar, located in the central Atlantic, is moving westward with little change in strength, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said yesterday.

The National Hurricane Center's 8 a.m. Friday advisory said the system has changed little in organization since Thursday night. Oscar is moving to the west at 16 miles per hour.

No coastal watches or warnings are in effect. Oscar is forecast to begin moving toward the north and then the northeast by early next week.

Tthe Bermuda Weather Service said "moderate to strong winds and large swell at beaches are expected ton Tuesday as Hurricane Oscar passes to the distant east".

It is this hurricane season's 15th named storm.

The storm's winds have increased to 75 miles per hour, making it a Category 1 hurricane.

Subtropical storms have less defined and cooler centers than tropical storms.

The system is expected to move generally northward during the next couple of days, according to the forecast.

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