Hurricane Humberto remains a Category 3 hurricane as the storm surges from Bermuda on Thursday. With maximum sustained winds of 125mph, the storm is now 250 miles northeast of Bermuda – and is heading northeast. Strong energy from the storm will head to the UK next week, bringing with it torrential rain and fierce winds, according to recent weather maps.
The NOAA Update of 5 Hours states: An east-northeast turn is expected Friday evening and Saturday. On the forecast route, the center of Humberto will continue to depart from Bermuda.
"Maximum sustained winds are near 125 mph (205 km / h) with higher gusts. Humberto is a Category 3 hurricane on the wind scale of Hurricane Safir-Simpson.
"The hurricane must begin to weaken today and is expected to become a post-tropical cyclone by Friday.
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A gradual weakening is expected during the storm as it follows it to the UK, where the energy from a powerful hurricane will bring rain and fierce winds.
The Bermuda Islands still feel the effects of the hurricane, with powerful storm surges and swellings affecting the island as Umberto passes.
The NOAA buoy measures a wave of 30 feet on Wednesday, it is said.
Large swellings will also continue to increase until tomorrow, the hurricane center added.
NOAA added: "The large swellings and dangerous surf generated by Humberto will continue along the coast of Bermuda to this day, and they may continue to cause coastal flooding.
s will continue to affect the northwestern Bahamas and the southeastern coast of the United States from east-central Florida to North Carolina over the next few days.
"These swellings can cause life-threatening surfing and break the current conditions. Please consult the products of the local meteorological office and the weather service of Bermuda.
"The storm of storming the Bermuda coast must be gone today."
As Humberto moves away from the island, more than 27,900 people – 80 percent of the population of Bermuda – are left in the dark with a major power outage.
Belco Power Supply Company was in an "emergency" condition as rain and high winds continued to throw the island.
Express.co.uk will continue to update this story as the storm develops.