Bermuda watchful as Edouard expected to become a category 3 hurricane


Hurricane Edouard

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Sunday September 14, 2014, CMC – Bermuda has been keeping close watch on Hurricane Edouard, the fifth named storm of the Atlantic season.

Already a Category one hurricane, Edouard is strengthening and is projected to pass to the island’s east on Tuesday.

On Sunday, Edouard was 915 miles east-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands, packing winds of 80 miles per hour at it moved northwest at 16 mph.

Forecasters say Edouard is expected to become a Category 3 hurricane as it curves towards the north, before weakening as it reaches cooler waters.

The Bermuda Weather Service said Edouard was being closely monitored. But the storm is unlikely to be a threat to land.

On its current track Edouard is scheduled to be around 400 miles to the east-southeast of Bermuda on Tuesday evening.

Edouard follows three hurricanes and one tropical storm in what so far as been a relatively uneventful Atlantic hurricane season.

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