Hurricane Nigel Expected to Weaken by Friday

Hurricane Nigel is forecast to strengthen early Wednesday but is expected to weaken on Thursday and Friday.

According to the National Hurricane Centre’s 5 a.m. advisory, Hurricane Nigel is forecast to become a strong post-tropical cyclone on Friday.

At 500 AM AST, the eye of Hurricane Nigel was located near latitude 29.6 North, and longitude 53.6 West. Nigel is moving toward the northwest near 13 mph (20 km/h).

The hurricane is forecast to turn northward late today, and then accelerate rapidly northeastward through the rest of the week.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 979 mb (28.91 inches).

Swells generated by Nigel are expected to reach Bermuda later today. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

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