FLORIDA, United States, Thursday August 17, 2017 – Hurricane Gert yesterday passed its closest point to Bermuda and is expected to become a post-tropical cyclone before the day is over.
While the Atlantic is heating up elsewhere with what forecasters say will be Tropical Storm Harvey either later today or tonight, and another two systems they’re keeping their eyes on, Hurricane Gert is dying down.
According to the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami, maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 80 miles per hour with higher gusts, and additional weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.
“Gert is forecast to become a post-tropical cyclone later today,” it added.
However, sea swells generated by Gert, the second hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, will continue to affect the coast of the northeastern United States and Atlantic Canada through tonight.
At 11 a.m., Hurricane Gert was about 684 miles east of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and racing towards the northeast.