HURRICANE Florence is the latest tropical storm for 2018 and it’s currently moving in a north-north-westerly direction towards the US East Coast. Forecasters believe the storm will then hurtle towards the UK, bringing with it high winds, heavy rain and possibly even some frost. Where is the tropical storm now? Hurricane Florence is currently swirling in the mid-Atlantic, close to the US east coast. Florence could potentially track more to the north, keeping it east of Bermuda and over the open waters of the central Atlantic next weekend and into the following week before being moved along by an eastward jet stream. The official hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin (the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico) is from June 1 to November 30. While Hurricane Florence isn’t expected to hit Florida, the passing storm could still cause rough seas that could potentially pound the sunshine state and the island of Bermuda. Hurricane Florence may then be picked up … [Read more...] about Hurricane Florence – where is the tropical storm now, will it hit the UK and what’s the weather forecast?
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News / UK and world by Press Association September 10, 2018, 12:00 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The rapidly intensifying Hurricane Florence could strike a direct blow anywhere from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States later this week, possibly as a category 4. A hurricane hunter plane found Florence strengthening quickly, reaching top winds of 85mph on Sunday evening after crossing the 74mph threshold from tropical storm to a hurricane earlier in the day. Forecasters said Florence is expected to become an extremely dangerous major hurricane some time on Monday, and will remain that way for days. Earlier on Monday morning, Florence was centred about 625 miles south-east of Bermuda, moving west at 9mph. Its maximum sustained winds are at 105mph. Drawing energy from the warm water, it could have top sustained winds of 130mph or more by Tuesday, the Miami-based centre said. The centre also said that … [Read more...] about South-east US coast prepares as Hurricane Florence intensifies
President Donald Trump has canceled a rally in Mississippi due to the imminent arrival of Hurricane Florence, The Hill reported on Monday. “Regrettably, we must cancel the planned Make America Great Again rally in Jackson, Mississippi, this Friday, Donald J. Trump for President Inc. chief operating officer Michael Glassner said in a statement. “With Hurricane Florence on its way, we determined that this is the safest decision." The rally had been planned for Trump to support the reelection bids of the state’s two Republican senators, Cindy Hyde-Smith and Roger Wicker, both of whom Trump has endorsed. "Cindy is honored to have President Trump's endorsement and support in this year's election," Hyde-Smith's campaign wrote in a statement Monday. "However, as our neighbors on the East Coast prepare for Hurricane Florence's landfall, we agree with the decision to cancel this Friday's rally." The hurricane has been upgraded to a Category 4 storm, with sustained winds at 130 … [Read more...] about Trump Cancels Mississippi Rally Due to Hurricane Florence
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