Hurricane Humberto NOAA 5pm update: Cat 3 Humberto deadly storm surge ‘exceeding 30 feet’ – Express.co.uk

Hurricane Humberto NOAA 5pm update: Cat 3 Humberto deadly storm surge ‘exceeding 30 feet’ – Express.co.uk

According to the latest from the NHC, Hurricane Humberto currently has maximum sustained wind speeds of 120mph. Humberto is tracking about 100 miles west-northwest of Bermuda, with hurricane conditions currently “raking the island”. The NHC are warning that hurricane-force winds are expected to continue across Bermuda into early Thursday morning. Here is the latest information from the NHC’s 5pm (AST) public advisory on Hurricane Humberto.

With this advisory, a Hurricane Warning is still in effect for Bermuda.

Humberto is currently moving east-northeast at 20mph.

In their 5pm (AST) outlook for Humberto, the NHC said: “At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of the large eye of Hurricane Humberto was located by satellite and Bermuda weather radar data near latitude 33.0 North, longitude 66.3 West.

“Humberto is moving toward the east-northeast near 20 mph (31 km/h).

Hurricane Humberto NOAA 5pm update: Satellite infrared image of Hurricane Humberto (Image: Tropical Tidbits)

“This general motion with an additional increase in forward speed is expected through early Thursday, followed by a northeastward to north-northeastward motion through Friday.

“On the forecast track, the core of Humberto is expected to pass just to the northwest and north of Bermuda later tonight.”

In their discussion, the NHC said “some fluctuations in intensity are likely during the next day or so”, but Humberto is forecast to remain a powerful hurricane as it passes close to Bermuda through early Thursday.

However, a “steady weakening trend” is expected to begin later on Thursday.

Tropical-Storm-Force Wind Speed Probabilities

Hurricane Humberto NOAA 5pm update: Tropical-Storm-Force Wind Speed Probabilities (Image: NOAA – NHC)

Forecast graphic and Coastal Watches/Warnings

Hurricane Humberto NOAA 5pm update: Forecast graphic and Coastal Watches/Warnings (Image: NOAA – NHC)

This advisory notes a number of hazards affecting land, including large swells which will increase along the coast of Bermuda today and tonight.

The NHC add: “Dangerous breaking waves, especially along south-facing beaches, will be possible Wednesday night into Thursday, and could cause coastal flooding.

“Wave heights exceeding 30 feet have already been reported by an offshore NOAA buoy.”

Swells are also expected to continue to affect the northwestern Bahamas and parts of the US southeastern coast during the next couple of days.

Surface Wind Field of Hurricane Humberto

Hurricane Humberto NOAA 5pm update: Surface Wind Field of Hurricane Humberto (Image: NOAA/NHC)

The NHC warn such swells could cause “life-threatening surf and rip current conditions”, and advises people to check their local weather service and the Bermuda Weather Service.

Humberto may also bring periods of heavy rainfall to Bermuda through Thursday, and sustained hurricane force winds will occur tonight into Thursday early morning.

The next intermediate advisory on Hurricane Humberto will be released by the NHC at 8pm (AST).


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