Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Hurricane update - 31 October

Tropical storm Noel is about to reemerge over open waters north of Cuba. The system continues to dump vast amounts of rain on Cuba, Hispaniola and the Bahamas. The general idea is that Noel will head north into the Bahamas and proceed to change into an extra-tropical low. That is a technical term for a depression of the sort you get at European latitudes. It will be a very strong one, with winds of 60 knots - force 11 to 12 on the Beaufort scale.

I should stress that Noel will NOT become a tropical hurricane. People in southeastern Florida should continue to pay close attention to Noel's progress through today.

Tropical cyclone 05A is weakening far out at sea, 750 miles east of Somalia. Tomorrow, the southern hemisphere's tropical cyclone season commences.

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