Tropical Depression with Storm Potential Forms West of Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Tuesday August 27, 2019 – A tropical depression has formed between the United States and Bermuda and forecasters say it is expected to become a storm by tomorrow.

The Bermuda Weather Service said the depression is expected to pass well to the west of the island, with its closest approach forecast to be on Wednesday when it will be around 400 miles to the west-northwest.

At 11 a.m., the depression, with maximum sustained winds near 35 miles per hour, was located about 385 miles west of Bermuda and was drifting northward near two miles per hour.

“Little motion is anticipated today. The cyclone should begin to move generally northward and then northeastward on Wednesday with an increase in forward speed,” the National Hurricane Centre said.

“Some strengthening is expected, and the cyclone is forecast to become a tropical storm later tonight or on Wednesday.”

However, there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

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