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09/09/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/09/2021 04:05

NEWS RELEASE

Thursday, September 09, 2021 at 5:00 a.m.

***...BERMUDA WEATHER SERVICE RADAR SHOWS RAINBANDS APPROACHING...HURRICANE AND TROPICAL STORM WATCHES ARE IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHEASTERN NEWFOUNDLAND...***

At 4:00 a.m., the center of Hurricane Larry was located near latitude 30.9 degrees North, longitude 61.1 degrees West. Larry is moving toward the north-northwest near 26 km/h, and a turn toward the north-northwest and north with an increase in forward speed is forecast today, with a faster northeastward motion expected by Friday. On the forecast track, the center of Larry should pass east of Bermuda today, and move near or over southeastern Newfoundland Friday night or early Saturday morning.

Maximum sustained winds are near 155 km/h with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next couple of days, but Larry is expected to remain a hurricane during that time. Larry should become an extratropical cyclone early Saturday, after passing by Newfoundland, then weaken further while it passes southeast of Greenland Sunday night. Larry is expected to be absorbed by a larger baroclinic system east of Greenland Monday.

Hurricane Larry is not a threat to Jamaica.

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

Meanwhile...

***...HEAVY RAINFALL FROM MINDY SPREADING INLAND OVER SOUTHEASTERN GEORGIA AND COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA...***

At 4:00 a.m., the center of Tropical Depression Mindy was located near latitude 30.8 degrees North, longitude 83.0 degrees West. The depression is moving toward the northeast near 31 km/h, and this general motion is expected to continue today. A slower east-northeastward motion is forecast tonight through Saturday. On the forecast track, the center of Mindy is expected to move across southeastern Georgia this morning, and over the western Atlantic by late this morning or early this afternoon.

Maximum sustained winds are near 55 km/h with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast through tonight. Gradual weakening is expected on Friday, and Mindy is forecast to become a remnant low by Saturday.

Tropical Depression Mindy is not a threat to Jamaica.

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

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