Two storms currently active in the Atlantic area

September 9, 2020

Two active storms are currently swirling in the Atlantic, with the Bermuda Weather Service declaring Tropical Storm Paulette and Tropical Depression Rene “not a threat to Bermuda at this time”.

Of Tropical Storm Paulette, the US National Hurricane Center said, “At 500 AM AST [0900 UTC], the center of tropical storm Paulette was located near latitude 19.2 north and longitude 45.6 west. Paulette is heading west at nearly 8 mph [13 km/h]. A slightly faster west-northwest movement is expected later today, followed by a temporary westward movement on Thursday. A return to the west-northwest is expected on Friday.

Tropical Storm Paulette, graphic courtesy of BWS:

“Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph [95 km/h] with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected today, with gradual weakening expected Thursday and Friday.

“Tropical storm force winds extend up to 175 miles [280 km] of the Center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 997 mb [29.44 inches].

On Tropical Depression Rene, the NHC said: “At 500 AM AST [0900 UTC], the center of the René Tropical Depression was located near latitude 17.4 north and longitude 30.5 west. The low is moving west-northwest at nearly 14 mph [22 km/h], and a west-northwest movement is expected for the next few days, followed by a turn to the northwest.

Tropical Depression Rene, courtesy of BWS:

BWS Tropical Depression René September 9, 2020

“Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph [55 km/h] with higher gusts. Satellite imagery shows the system is getting better and better, and Rene is expected to regain the strength of a tropical storm later today and become a hurricane in a few days.

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