Tropical Storm Colin emerges from the dead

| 06/08/2010

(CNS): Despite having dissipated several days ago Tropical Storm Colin has re-emerged with Bermuda in its sights. Tropical Storm Colin heads towards Bermuda. The storm is currently moving north-northwest at around 11 mph and is about 400 miles south of the island. At 8am this morning maximum winds were around 45mph. The NHC said that a gradual turn toward the north and a decrease in forward speed are expected over the next 48 hours with Colin’s centre expected to pass just west of Bermuda on Saturday. Forecaster’s warned however only a slight deviation to the east of the track would take Colin over the centre of Bermuda.

Little change in strength is expected before tonight and the resurrected Colin’s storm force winds extend outward up to 105 miles to the east of the centre. Storm surge is expected to produce coastal flooding and large and battering waves in Bermuda along south-facing beaches and up to 5 inches of rain.

Meanwhile, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a revised season forecast on Thursday. Although it is predicting fewer storms than the agency estimated in May NOAA says it still expecting 14 to 20 named storms and eight to 12 hurricanes with 4 to 6 of those becoming major storms."There remains a high likelihood that this season could be very active, with the potential of being one of the more active on record," said Gerry Bell, NOAA’s lead seasonal hurricane forecaster.



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