Fourth hurricane of 2015 season develops north of Bermuda

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 kat wed am 2FLORIDA, United States, Wednesday November 10, 2015 – Kate has become the fourth hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season, forming well north of Bermuda early this morning.

It is carrying maximum sustained winds of about 75 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Centre in Miami said, and is not expected to get much stronger. It should soon become a “post-tropical” cyclone over the north Atlantic Ocean.

“Little change in strength is expected today.  Kate is forecast to lose tropical characteristics by Thursday, but remain a powerful cyclone through that time,” it said.

At 5 a.m., Hurricane Kate was about 260 miles north of Bermuda and was moving towards the northeast at 40 miles per hour.

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It’s forecast that Kate will move toward the northeast with some decrease in forward speed tonight and tomorrow.

Sea swells wells from the Category 1 hurricane will begin to affect Bermuda this morning and continue through the remainder of today, and the NHC has warned that the swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

No watches or warnings are in effect.

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