Published: Tue, October 30, 2018
Sci-tech | By April Francis

Oscar now Atlantic hurricane, no threat to land

Oscar now Atlantic hurricane, no threat to land

The Tropical Storm Oscar has got upgraded into a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 120 kmph.

Oscar - earlier a subtropical storm and then a tropical storm - was packing winds of 75 miles per hour around 725 miles southeast of Bermuda and 710 miles northeast of the northern Leeward Islands, moving west at 16 mph. By Tuesday, the storm is expected to be speeding north-northeast over open waters.

The storm is moving north at 13 miles per hour.

"Environmental conditions appear conducive for further development and this system will likely become a tropical or subtropical cyclone later today or tonight while it moves generally northward over the central Atlantic".

Hurricane Oscar, located in the central Atlantic, is moving westward with little change in strength, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Sunday. In a forecast advisory, they said Oscar could become a hurricane as its track begins to curve toward the North Atlantic.

No coastal watches of warnings are in effect.

Oscar is the 15th named storm of the six-month Atlantic hurricane season that ends November 30.

Like this: