Thursday 29 October, 2020

Hurricane Paulette could become a powerful extratropical cyclone today

At 5am AST, the centre of Hurricane Paulette was located about 385 miles (620 km) south-southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland.  

Paulette is moving toward the east-northeast at near 29 mph (46 km/h), and this general motion is expected into Thursday.  

Paulette is then forecast to slow down and turn toward the south-southeast and south late Thursday and Friday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph (155 km/h) with higher gusts- a category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km) from the centre and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 255 miles (405 km).

Although gradual weakening is expected, Paulette could become a powerful extratropical cyclone later today.

Swells generated by Paulette will continue to affect Atlantic Canada, Bermuda, the Bahamas, and portions of the east coast of the United States through tonight.

These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

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