Igor will strike early Monday morning — latest forecast

Posted by on Sep 17, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

HURRICANE IGOR’S¬†closest point of approach to Bermuda has been updated to early Monday morning.¬†

Igor as of early Friday morning. Courtesy Bermuda Weather Service

At that time the storm is expected to be located just 10 nautical miles to the east of the island, says the Bermuda Weather Service.

Tropical Storm-force winds are expected to develop Saturday night then increase to hurricane-force Sunday evening.

Wind speed and direction will depend on subtle track changes that are likely over the next few days, says a ZBM radio reports.

As of 4.30 today the island was under a Hurricane Warning — that means winds of 74 MPH or greater are exprected within 36 hours or less.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami sent a ‘hurricane hunter’ ariplane through the storm’s center this afternoon and found that Igor weakened slightly but was still a category three.

As of 2 p.m., Igor was 665 miles south south-east of Bermuda — moving north west at 9 miles an hour.

Its maximum sustained winds were clocked at 115 MPH.

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