The third hurricane of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season continues to escalate into the sea on Tuesday, carrying the threat of strong winds and heavy rain in Bermuda in addition to potentially deadly ripping currents to the southeast coast.
The Miami National Hurricane Center said Hurricane Humberto is located about 555 miles west of Bermuda with a maximum sustained wind of 100 mph and moving east-northeast at 8 mph. The hurricane is now a Category 2 storm. "
" Data from hurricane hunters' aircraft show that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 100 mph with greater gusts, NHC said. "Further strengthening is forecast over the next 36 hours. Humberto is expected to become a serious hurricane by tonight or Wednesday morning."
HUMBERTO Strengthens in a hurricane, can bring heavy rain to Bermuda
A "major hurricane" is defined as having winds above 1
"The center of Humberto is expected to approach Bermuda on Wednesday evening," the NHC said.
tropical STURMEN CHUMORTO AWARDS TO BECOME URAZA provided to OPASNENITE RESULTS AS MAY VAZDUMITE Bermuda
issue 19m warning Tropical storm for the island, which means that conditions for a tropical storm are expected within the next 36 hours. Hurricane-force hurricanes extend up to 30 miles from the center of the storm, while tropical storm winds extend up to 150 miles.
Humberto's forecast will bring winds from a tropical storm by the end of Wednesday, except for one to three inches of heavy rain. The large swellings generated by Humberto are expected to increase along the coast of Bermuda by Wednesday.
While the storm does not threaten the continental United States, it still poses some dangers to beaches. Big swellings are expected to hit the southeast coast from east central Florida to North Carolina over the next few days.
"These swellings can cause life-threatening surf conditions and break current conditions," NHC says.
Humberto is the eighth named storm and third hurricane since the 2019 Atlantic Ocean hurricane season.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said it expects 10-17 named storms this season with hurricanes, with winds of 39 mph or higher, five to nine of which can be increased in hurricanes. There will be two to four major hurricanes from these storms.
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The Atlantic Ocean hurricane season 2019 runs from June 1 to November 30 and this year includes the names: Andrea, Barry, Chantal, Dorian, Erin, Fernand , Gabriel, Humberto, Imelda, Jerry, Karen, Lorenzo, Melissa, Nestor, Olga, Pablo, Rebecca, Sebastien, Tanya, Van and Wendy.