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Subtropical storm Andrea likely to weaken

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 9:23 AM
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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Ten days before the official start of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane season, subtropical storm Andrea, the first named storm of the season, is expected to remain southwest and south of Bermuda during the next 48 hours, while likely to weaken late Tuesday night.

The Miami-based National Hurricane Centre said that the storm is maintaining a northward motion over the western Atlantic and is expected to turn northeastward later on Tuesday.

It is approximately 295 miles west-south-west of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour.

While there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect, the centre, in its 5:00 a.m (local time) bulletin said that interests in the British Overseas Territory should monitor the progress of the system.

The centre said that the center of Andrea was located near latitude 30.0 North, longitude 69.0 West and it is moving toward the north near six miles per hour and that general motion is expected to continue this morning.

“A turn toward the northeast is forecast by this afternoon, followed by an eastward motion by late tonight and Wednesday. On the forecast track, the centre of Andrea is expected to remain southwest and south of Bermuda during the next day or two.”

It said that little change in the strength of Andrea is forecast for Tuesday, followed by weakening late tonight. 

Andrea is expected to dissipate on Wednesday.

The Atlantic Hurricane Season usually runs annually from June 1 to November 30.

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