BERTHA dissipating

Extratropical storm BERTHA is now 300 miles south-sou'west of Halifax, Nova Scotia and accelerating to the east, currently making an eye-watering 26 knots. This is quickly merging with a frontal boundary and losing organisation fast. Nonetheless, this will still be producing 50 to 60 knot winds. The system will pass well offshore Nova Scotia today and southeast of Newfoundland tomorrow. Strong gales are still possible for offshore areas east and southeast of Newfoundland.

Disturbance fourteen has just entered the south eastern Caribbean and is moving west at 15 knots. A turn to the west-nor'west and then to the northwest is likely during the next few days. There are a few squalls associated with the disturbance, but there is only a slim chance of any tropical development due to upper level shear.

Stand easy