Meteorological Service of Jamaica

09/23/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/23/2020 06:09

NEWS RELEASE

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 5:00 a.m.

***... ...POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE TEDDY NEARING NOVA SCOTIA... ...CAUSING DESTRUCTIVE WAVES, STRONG WINDS, AND HEAVY RAINFALL TODAY......***

At 4:00 a.m., Post-Tropical Cyclone Teddy was located near latitude 44.5 degrees North, longitude 62.7 degrees West. The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the north-northeast near 37 km/h, and this motion with an increase in forward speed is expected for the next day or so. On the forecast track, the center will move over eastern Nova Scotia later today, and then near or over Newfoundland by tonight, and be east of Labrador on Thursday.

Maximum sustained winds have reduced to near 110 km/h with higher gusts. Some weakening is forecast during the next day or so, but Teddy should remain a strong post-tropical cyclone while passing over Nova Scotia and near Newfoundland.

Post-Tropical Cyclone Teddy is not a threat to Jamaica.

The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the progress of this system.

Meanwhile...

***... BETA CONTINUES NORTHEASTWARD MOTION BRINGING HEAVY RAINFALL FROM EASTERN TEXAS INTO THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY.....***

At 4:00 a.m., the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Beta was located near latitude 29.5 North, longitude 95.0 West. The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the east-northeast near 15 km/h and this motion is expected to shift more toward the northeast during the next 48 hours.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 45 km/h with higher gusts. Slow weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Post-Tropical Cyclone Beta is not a threat to Jamaica.

The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the progress of this system.

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