Miami – La Tropical Storm Nigelwhich was formed in the last hours in toopen Atlantic guidescontinues to strengthen this Sunday in the center of the ocean and tomorrow, Monday, it could become a hurricane, reported the National Hurricane Center (NHC) of the United States.
At 11 a.m., the center of Nigel, which upgraded to a storm after forming as Tropical Depression 15 on Friday, was located 990 miles northeast of the Lesser Antilles and 1,115 miles east-southeast of the Bemudas Islands. .
At the moment it has maximum sustained winds of 60 miles per hour as it moves towards the northwest of the Atlantic, although a “additional strengthening”so Nigel will likely become a hurricane tonight or early Monday, the observatory, based in Miami, Florida, warned.
Additionally, the forecast is for it to approach intense hurricane strength by the middle of next week.
Tropical storm force winds extend up to 140 miles from its center.
At this time, there are no coastal watches or advisories in effect.
According to the NHC track graph, Nigel will be a major hurricane, starting from category 3 of hurricanes on the Saffir-Simpson scale, which establishes categories from 1 to 5 according to the intensity of the hurricane.
Meanwhile, the HNC issued its latest bulletin this Sunday on post-tropical storm Lee, which affected areas of the state of Maine and Nova Scotia in Canada in the last few hours.
Lee’s maximum sustained winds are now near 45 mph and gradual and continued weakening is forecast over the next two days, so Lee could dissipate next Tuesday, the NHC said.
Post-tropical Cyclone Lee made landfall this Saturday in Nova Scotia and in its wake left more than 90,000 subscribers without electricity in the state of Maine.
Lee made landfall specifically on the island of Long Island, with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph, according to the NHC.
In its trajectory, since it became a hurricane on September 6 in the center of the Atlantic, Lee reached category 5, the maximum, on the Saffir-Simpson intensity scale.