Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

Scotland's 'danger to life' warning from Met Office over tropical storm

Scotland's 'danger to life' warning from Met Office over tropical storm

Hurricane Helene is forecast to weaken over the eastern Atlantic Ocean, and interests in the Azores islands should monitor the storm's progress. Aircraft data indicated maximum sustained winds near 60 miles per hour with higher gusts, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Having so many systems moving across the Atlantic at once also complicates forecasting because they influence one another, Blake said.

After forecast models showed steering currents collapsing as the storm nears the Carolina coast Tuesday, forecasters shifted the track slightly south.

Isaac became the fifth hurricane of the season late Sunday and was initially expected to strengthen, potentially becoming a Cat 2 storm with 100 miles per hour winds, as it crossed warm ocean waters.

A westward motion with a slight increase in forward speed is expected through the end of the week.

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Steady streams of vehicles full of people and belongings flowed inland Tuesday as North Carolina Gov. Workers are being brought in from the Midwest and Florida to help in the storm's aftermath, it said.


The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in their 11 a.m. advisory that not much change in strength is forecasted for Isaac during the next few days, but it is expected to be near hurricane strength again as it moves through the Lesser Antilles, with some weakening forecasted afterward on Friday.

About halfway between Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Helene is the small but risky Tropical Storm Isaac, which was downgraded from hurricane status early this morning (Sept. 11).

As of Wednesday afternoon, the storm was not forecast to hit the Cayman Islands, but residents should continue to monitor its progress.

Florence is now 485 miles from Wilmington, North Carolina.

Its warning, in force between 6pm on Monday and midday on Tuesday, said "very strong winds" could pose the risk of "injuries and danger to life" because of flying debris. Regardless of development, heavy rainfall and gusty winds are expected across portions of northeastern Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana late this week.

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