The powerful hurricane fiona, with winds of 130 miles per hour (215 km / h), was approaching the Bermuda Islands on Thursday, through which it will pass tonight just to the west on its way to its next destination: the east coast of Canada. At 1200 GMT, the powerful hurricane, which has left a trail of destruction and death in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, the Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas, was located 455 miles (735 km) west of the British sovereign islands.
Halifax, in Nova Scotia (Canada), is separated by about 1,210 miles (1,950 km), according to forecasts by the US National Hurricane Center (NHC).
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Fiona It is moving north-northeast about 13 mph (20 km/h) and is expected to turn north-northeast or northeast today with an increase in forward speed, before beginning a slightly slower motion toward the east. north.
According to the forecasts of NHCbased in Miami, the center of Fiona will pass just west of Bermuda tonight, approach Nova Scotia on Friday and move into the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada on Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 130 mph (215 km/h) with stronger gusts, making Fiona a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale and the most powerful of the three formed so far in 2022. the Atlantic basin.
Although it is expected to experience some weakening from Friday, the NHC forecasts that Fiona will still have strong winds Friday night and Saturday after it has become a post-tropical system.
The strong winds of hurricane they extend up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center and weaker tropical storm force winds out to 205 miles (335 km).
In Bermuda, hurricane conditions will begin to be felt tonight and will continue through Friday morning.
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Fiona is going to dump heavy rain on Bermuda, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and eastern Newfoundland, putting wild areas at risk of flooding.
In Bermudathe proximity of hurricane it will cause a storm surge with large and destructive waves, while a large area of the eastern Caribbean will experience dangerous rip currents and rip currents.
Meanwhile, the forecast for tropical storm Gastón, formed this week in the middle of the Atlantic, is less worrying, although a warning is in force for the west and center of the Azores Islands (Portugal), which will suffer winds and storm surges his step.
Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher gusts, and based on the forecast track, the center of Gaston will move near or over portions of the Azores on Friday.
Also in the southeastern Caribbean Sea, showers and thunderstorms continue in association with a tropical wave and there is a 70% chance of a named storm forming in 48 hours and a 90% chance if the deadline is five days.
The system is forecast to move west-northwestward across the eastern Caribbean Sea over the next day or two, and be over the central Caribbean Sea this weekend.
Regardless of development, heavy rains and gusty winds are likely to affect the Windward Islands and spread to northern Venezuela, northeastern Colombia, and Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao.