Tropics continue to bubble as Humberto pulls away from Florida


On 16 September at 3.00 UTC, its centre was located approximately 330 km east of Daytona Beach (Florida, USA), with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (Category 1 Hurricane).

Humberto is forecast to gain strength and get faster over the next two days.

"They were spared the heaviest rain and the strongest winds, which were centered north and east of the storm", Van Dam said, adding the storm surge in the Bahamas was negligible. While this can slowly develop into a tropical depression through the course of the week, it is expected to pass to the north of the Lesser Antilles this weekend.

Humberto has been upgraded to a hurricane as it moves farther east into the Atlantic Ocean and away from land. "NHC predicts that Humberto will be a top-end Category 2 storm by Wednesday as it approaches Bermuda".

Beachgoers on the southeastern US coast should be wary of potentially unsafe rip currents caused by Hurricane Humberto, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday Sep.

Surf warnings have been issued in the Bahamas and the southern coast of the U.S. Bermuda will experience periods of heavy rains beginning late Wednesday or Thursday.

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• Having at least two weeks supply of medication for yourself, other family members or pets.

It is not out of the question that Humberto becomes a major hurricane before wind shear increases later in the week.

"Humberto will continue to cause rough surf and unsafe rip currents along the Atlantic Coastline over next few days", said Megan Borowski, a meteorologist with the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network.

There is still no power, food or water.

"Little if any development of this system is expected before it moves inland along the northwestern Gulf coast late Monday or Tuesday", Bridges said.

Meanwhile, forecasters are monitoring Invest 97L, a tropical wave in the Central Atlantic.