Hurricane Humberto forecast to hit Britain next week

Hurricane Humberto forecast to hit Britain next week

The storm was centered about 130 miles (205 kilometers) north-northeast of Bermuda and was moving east-northeast at 23 mph (37 kph).

Life-threatening flash floods and mudslides were possible, and total rainfall of 13 to 25 centimeters (5 to 10 inches) inches was expected along some section of coastal Mexico, the NHC said.

National Security Minister Wayne Caines told reporters Tuesday afternoon that schools, government offices and ferries on the island would close at noon Wednesday and bus service would end at 4 p.m.

Humberto picked up speed Wednesday, moving at 16 miles per hour with the storm's core is expected to pass just northeast of Bermuda Wednesday night, the NHC said.

Meanwhile, a storm system in the eastern Atlantic became a tropical depression Tuesday morning and is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm later today or early Wednesday.

Jerry, still hundreds of miles east of the Caribbean Sea's easternmost islands, could become a hurricane by Thursday night, the National Hurricane Center said.

Humberto could dump up to 6 inches of rain by Thursday in some spots, forecasters said.

"Lorena is forecast to cause heavy rain over portions of the Mexican states of Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco during the next few days", the NHC says.

Bermuda is located in the Atlantic Ocean around 1,046 kilometers (650 miles) east of the USA eastern seaboard. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center. The disturbance is moving toward the Windward Islands and has a 30% chance of tropical development over the next five days, the NHC said.

The rush of activity comes as the Atlantic hurricane season reaches it statistical peak in the weeks surrounding September 10, a period when weather conditions favor storms forming quickly.

Maximum sustained winds at dawn Thursday were near 70 miles per hour with higher gusts.

As Imelda moves closer to Houston it will weaken back down to a tropical depression on Wednesday but this system still looks to bring a lot of rain to the region.

The last time Bermuda suffered a hurricane landfall was in 2014, with category 1 Hurricane Fay, and category 3 Hurricane Gonzalo less than a week later.

Late Sunday, Humberto strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane.

Two more were being tracked in the Atlantic, one southwest of Hurricane Jerry and another south of the Dominican Republic.

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