Thursday 3 December, 2020

Bermuda, Bahamas likely to be affected when Epsilon becomes a cyclone

Epsilon is expected to become a powerful post-tropical cyclone later today with high surf and rip currents possible along Atlantic beaches this weekend.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. 

Large swells generated by Epsilon will affect Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Greater Antilles, the Leeward Islands, the east coast of the United States, and Atlantic Canada during the next couple of days. 

These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. 
Please consult products from your local weather office.

At 5am AST, the centre of Hurricane Epsilon was located over the north Atlantic Ocean about 270 miles (435 km) south of Cape Race, Newfoundland. 

Epsilon is moving toward the northeast near 30 mph (48 km/h). 

A continued northeastward acceleration is expected through Monday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher gusts. 

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the centre and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 380 miles (610 km). 

Little overall change in strength is forecast to occur this morning. Epsilon is expected to become a large and powerful post-tropical cyclone later today.

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