Orkaan Epsilon nader Bermuda na storm 'vinnig toegeneem’

Hurricane Epsilon approaches Bermuda after storm 'rapidly intensified'

Die nuutste tropical system rapidly intensified over the last 24 hours into a orkaan soos die storm is now forecast to approach Bermuda op Donderdag.

Die Nasionale Orkaan Sentrum (NHC) het gesê dat Hurricane Epsilon now has maximum sustained winds of 85 km / h, and is located about 425 myl oos-suidoos van Bermuda, moving west-northwest at 14 km / h.

Some additional strengthening is possible today, followed by little change in strength into the weekend,” het die NHC gesê.

TROPIESE STORM EPSILON VOORSPELLING OM ORRICANE TE WORD, SLAAI NABY BERMUDA

The storm became a hurricane late Wednesday night, dan “rapidly intensifiedin the overnight hours, according to the NHC.

Hurricane Epsilon rapidly intensified over the last 24 ure. The storm is forecast to move east of Bermuda over the coming days, but still bring impacts to the island.

Hurricane Epsilon rapidly intensified over the last 24 ure. The storm is forecast to move east of Bermuda over the coming days, but still bring impacts to the island. (NOAA / GOES-Oos)

Eric Blake, a senior hurricane scientist at the NHC, getwiet the storm had developed atnice eye,” and can be added to thelong listof rapidly intensifying hurricanes so far in 2020.

Epsilon is forecast to continue heading west-northwest before making a turn to the northwest by Wednesday night and a northward turn by Thursday night.

“Op die voorspellingsbaan, the center of Epsilon is forecast to make its closest approach to Bermuda Thursday afternoon or evening,” het die NHC gesê.

Die voorspelling van die orkaan Epsilon.

Die voorspelling van die orkaan Epsilon. (Fox News)

Epsilon will be moving east of Bermuda over the next few days, but the island will still see some impacts.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the center of the storm, while tropical-storm-force winds reach up to 435 myl, mainly north of the center.

TROPICAL STORM EPSILON FORMS IN ATLANTIC, BECOMES 26TH STORM OF 2020 HURRICANE SEASON

A tropical storm watch has been issued for Bermuda, where officials said conditions will deteriorate on Thursday as the storm makes its closest approach.

Dangerous surf is also expected along the coasts of Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Greater Antilles, and the Leeward Islands.

These conditions are expected to spread to portions of the east coast of the United States and Atlantic Canada during the next couple of days,” het die NHC gesê.

Epsilon represents a record for the earliest 26th named storm, beating out Nov. 22 in 2005, according to Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach.

Daar is net meer as een maand in die 2020 Atlantiese orkaanseisoen, wat eindig op Nov.. 30, maar hierdie seisoen has broken numerous recorrds toe voorspellers in September die tradisionele name opraak, gaan hulle na die Griekse alfabet vir storms Alpha en Beta. Delta became a Category 4 storm before weakening and swiping Mexico, then took aim and roared into Louisiana het 'n Kategorie 2 orkaan.

Where we are currently with tropical activity and the 2020 Atlantiese orkaanseisoen.

Where we are currently with tropical activity and the 2020 Atlantiese orkaanseisoen. (Fox News)

NOAA voorspellers het gevra tot 25 storms genoem hierdie seisoen met winde van 39 mph of hoër; van daardie, sewe tot 10 kon orkane word. Onder die orkane, drie tot ses groot sal wees, geklassifiseer as Kategorie 3, 4 en 5 met winde van 111 mph of hoër.

Dit is ver bo 'n gemiddelde jaar. Gebaseer op data van 1981 tot 2010, dit is 12 storms genoem, ses orkane, en drie groot orkane.

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Tot dusver vanjaar, daar was 26 storms genoem, insluitend 10 orkane, en daarvan, drie groot orkane.

Kyk na die Griekse alfabetname wat vir die 2020 Atlantiese orkaanseisoen, nadat die orkaansentrum weens die aantal storms amptelike name opraak.

Kyk na die Griekse alfabetname wat vir die 2020 Atlantiese orkaanseisoen, nadat die orkaansentrum weens die aantal storms amptelike name opraak. (Fox News)

Die laaste keer dat die Griekse alfabet in die Atlantiese Oseaan gebruik is, was in 2005, die jaar van die orkaan Katrina. Met 'n totaal van 27 storms daardie jaar, die eerste ses letters van die Griekse alfabet is gebruik: Alfa, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon en Zeta.

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Fox News’ Adam Klotz contributed to this report.

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