Meteorological Service of Jamaica

09/20/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/20/2020 04:17

NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE

Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 5:00 a.m.

NEWS RELEASE

***...TEDDY FORECAST TO TURN NORTHWARD LATER TODAY... ...SWELLS FROM TEDDY COULD GENERATE RIP CURRENTS ALONG WESTERN ATLANTIC BEACHES FOR SEVERAL DAYS...***/b>

At 4:00 a.m., the centre of Hurricane Teddy was located near latitude 28.0 North, longitude 62.0 West. Teddy is moving toward the northwest near 19 km/h, and this general motion will likely continue this morning. A turn toward the north is expected tonight and then Teddy is forecast to continue generally northward for another couple days. On the forecast track, Teddy will approach Bermuda on Sunday night, and the centre will pass east of the island Monday morning.

Maximum sustained winds are near 185 km/h with higher gusts. Teddy is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Gradual weakening is expected during the next day or two,
but Teddy is expected to remain a large and powerful hurricane through Monday.

Hurricane Teddy is not a threat to Jamaica.

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

Meanwhile...

***...BETA IS NOW MOVING WEST-NORTHWESTWARD TOWARD THE TEXAS COAST...***

At 4:00 a.m., the centre of Tropical Storm Beta was located near latitude 27.0 North, longitude 92.7 West. Beta is moving toward the west-northwest near 6 km/h. A slightly faster motion toward the west-northwest is forecast to occur during the next couple
of days, followed by a slow down and a turn to the north and northeast Monday night and Tuesday. On the forecast track, the centre of Beta will move toward the coast of Texas and will likely move inland Monday or Monday night.

Maximum sustained winds are near 95 km/h with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next couple of days before Beta reaches the Texas coast. Weakening is anticipated once Beta moves inland.

Tropical Storm Beta is not a threat to Jamaica.

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

Also...

***...WILFRED WILTING IN THE FACE OF HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS...***

At 4:00 a.m., the centre of Tropical Storm Wilfred was located near latitude 15.0 North,
longitude 42.0 West. Wilfred is moving toward the west-northwest near 26 km/h. A turn toward the west with a slight decrease in forward speed is expected by tonight.

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 km/h with higher gusts. Weakening is anticipated. Wilfred is not expected to last more than another couple of days and could dissipate as soon as later today.

Tropical Storm Wilfred is not a threat to Jamaica.

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

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