Hurricane Matthew and Nicole storm raze South US

by Shivam Sharma / Oct 08, 2016 / 0 comments

Hurricane Matthew and Nicole storm raze South US

Hurricane Matthew, Nicole over Atlantic

The same time when Hurricane Matthew devastates southeastern america at Florida, a new tropical storm called Nicole has appeared towards southern Bermuda. The two storms together have set a new late-season record for storms in the Atlantic region. This newer storm (Nicole) achieved hurricane status yesterday afternoon, setting a new record for the Atlantic Ocean. As Hurricane Matthew’s winds approached 193 kph, Nicole’s winds reached 169 kph. According to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, “It marked the latest in the calendar year that two storms in the North Atlantic Ocean have had winds over 169 kph simultaneously.”

Nicole was downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane to a tropical storm earlier today. The satellite images show clouds being pushed away from the center by vertical wind shear. By late morning, the storm was located about 555 km towards south of Bermuda triangle.

At the moment, this storm is hardly moving, but it is slowly migrating southwards. Nicole is expected to make an about-turn on Sunday and start proceeding north towards Bermuda triangle and another prospect is that the storm will start to drift westwards on Sunday. Ocean swells produced by Nicole, along with rough surf conditions, will affect Bermuda triangle for at least a week.

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