GONZALO bound for Bermuda and Newfoundland

Forecasters are still predicting a broad low forming in the Bay of Campeche in 4 to 7 days. If a low were to develop, it would most likely remain to the south. However, it also has the potential of spreading squalls northward into the northern Gulf of Mexico. It may also result in a large span of 25 to 40 knot winds in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

Hurricane GONZALO appears to be peaking at almost 125 knots. Cloud tops around the centre have started to warm and the maximum sustained winds are expected to slowly decrease over the next few days. Despite the weakening, GONZALO will still be a major hurricane as it passes just west of Bermuda around midday tomorrow and will begin to merge with a frontal system as it approaches Newfoundland on Saturday, but it could still be a nasty hurricane at landfall. Some guidance is indicating a track further east, and there is a chance the centre could pass just east of Newfoundland. Centred 450 miles south-sou'west of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds of 125 to 140 knots, this is headed north at 7 knots and has a tropical windfield radius of 165 miles.

Disturbance forty seven is still loafing about around 600 miles north of the Amazon and has become nearly stationary. The disturbance has a slim chance of developing over the next few days as it moves slowly to the north-nor'west.There is no threat to land. Storm cones aloft Bermuda and Newfoundland . 

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