Tropical Storm Gabrielle reforms, threatens Bermuda

By Caribbean News Now contributor

MIAMI, USA — Tropical Storm Gabrielle regenerated south of Bermuda on Tuesday morning and a tropical storm warning has been issued for the island, with storm conditions expected to arrive by late Tuesday night and continue into Wednesday.

According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 800 am EDT on Tuesday, the centre of Gabrielle was located about 165 miles south of Bermuda, moving toward the north near 14 mph. This general motion is forecast to continue through Tuesday night, with a gradual turn toward the north-northwest with a decrease in forward speed expected on Wednesday.

On the forecast track, Gabrielle is expected to pass over or near Bermuda by Wednesday morning. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph, with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the centre.

A storm surge of 2 to 3 feet above normal tide levels is expected on Bermuda. In addition, rough surf conditions will begin to affect Bermuda by Tuesday afternoon.

Gabrielle is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches over Bermuda, with isolated maximum totals of 6 inches possible.

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