25 August 2016News

Hurricane Gaston to miss Bermuda

Hurricane Gaston, which started as a tropical depression in the mid-Atlantic on August 22, should miss Bermuda entirely, according to the Bermuda Weather Service (BWS).

BWS said that although Gaston is forecast to be 475 nautical miles to the East South East of the island by Sunday, August 28 at 6am, it would then swing North-East into the Atlantic again and not directly threaten Bermuda.

The National Hurricane Centre said that Gaston was predicted to weaken from a hurricane back into a tropical storm at some point on August 25 due to weakening winds. However, it might strengthen again into a hurricane around August 30.