ISAIAS set to make landfall as a hurricane

Monday 3rd August 2020

ISAIAS is close to regaining hurricane intensity as it draws away from the coast of Florida and heads across warm water towards the Carolinas and shapes up for a swipe along the eastern seaboard. Currently centred around 200 miles south of Charleston on a northerly heading at 12 knots, ISAIAS has a hurricane severity index rating of 8 (3 for size and 5 for intensity) and a tropical storm force windfield of 180 miles, so is likely to be making an impact ashore in South Carolina already with some further intensification. A turn to the northeast is expected before landfall, currently expected to take place tonight around North Myrtle Beach with winds gusting 80 knots. Thereafter, ISAIAS is forecast to accelerate along the eastern seaboard into New England late tomorrow, still with considerable wind speeds, heavy rain and storm surge before dissipating in eastern Canada.

Disturbance Twenty Six is now 270 miles northeast of Puerto Rico tracking north-west at 14 knots. Environmental conditions are favourable for development, but will not impact any land areas.

Stand by for hurricane conditions ashore along the eastern seaboard and landfall tonight.