He Hurricane Tammy It continues its passage northeastward to the center of the Atlantic Ocean without any threat, at the moment to populated areas, although it is expected to cause high waves for the coasts of Puerto Rico, a product of the winds that drive the movement of water to the island.
In the 5:00 am bulletin issued by the National Hurricane Center (NHC), The system was located at latitude 23.7 North and longitude 62.8 West, about 605 miles south-southeast of the island of Bermuda.
According to the NHC, The waves driven by Tammy’s winds will affect Puerto Rico and the Lesser Antilles for the next few days and would cause “life-threatening” waves for people entering the water, as well as increase the risk of ocean currents on the island.
“There is a moderate risk of marine currents, mainly on the northern coast of Puerto Rico, and for tomorrow until the weekend the conditions will continue to deteriorate with waves tomorrow between five to seven feet and then they will continue to increase, perhaps up to 12 feet in weekend”stated meteorologist Rosalina Vazquez of the National Meteorological Service.
Tammy maintains winds of 75 miles per hour (mph) with stronger gusts. It is possible that conditions in the Atlantic Ocean are conducive to a strengthening of the system, although it would subsequently weaken.
Hurricane winds extend about 25 miles from the center of the cyclone, while tropical storm winds extend up to about 140 miles from its center of circulation.
The hurricane is forecast to be downgrading to a post-tropical cyclone by Thursday.