Tropical Storm Oscar could become a hurricane today

Gwen Vasquez
October 30, 2018

Tropical Storm Oscar has been upgraded to a hurricane in the central Atlantic. However, deadly hurricanes can form anytime during this season. A gradual weakening trend is forecast to begin tonight.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday morning that Oscar was centered about 895 miles (1,440 kilometers) east-southeast of Bermuda, and it was moving southwest at 15 mph (24 kph).

Under the heading Hazards Affecting Land, the hurricane center said: "None".

Seven named storms became hurricanes this season. Eastern Daylight Time on Saturday, October 27, 2018, due the presence of Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar over the Atlantic Ocean. The Atlantic hurricane season ends on November 30, but it usually peaks on September 10-11.

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Tthe Bermuda Weather Service said "moderate to strong winds and large swell at beaches are expected ton Tuesday as Hurricane Oscar passes to the distant east".

"These storms can be troublesome for eastern Cuba, the Bahama, and Bermuda". It is expected to turn towards the northwest on Monday and may rush across the north-central Atlantic by the middle of the week.

Subtropical storms have less defined and cooler centres than tropical storms.

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