It’s looking like it will be a wild weekend of weather over Canada’s waters this weekend, as Environment Canada has issued a Tropical Cyclone Statement for Hurricane Humberto. The hurricane is expected to hit Canada’s shores by Friday, bringing with it heavy winds, surging waves, and winds of up to 185 km per hour. Thankfully though, it looks like this tropical storm is expected to stay well away from land.
According to Environment Canada, Hurricane Humberto is currently making its way to Bermuda, where it will bring stormy weather, with winds of up to 185 km per hour. Humberto is expected to arrive at Canadian marine waters by Friday, where it will affect parts of the Scotian Slope, before moving on to parts of the Grand Banks during the weekend.
Thankfully, this tropical cyclone is expected to steer clear of Canadian land, as Environment Canada reports that currently, no strong winds or significant rainfall are expected near land.
That said, the Tropical Cyclone statement does warn those in Newfoundland to be aware of Hurricane Humberto, as some swells may affect southern Newfoundland by the weekend.
Despite the predictions that the storm will steer clear of the land, Environment Canada expects Gale to Storm Force winds over parts of the Scotian Slope waters, Laurentian Fan, and Banquereau on Friday, and continuing into Saturday. By the weekend, these extremely strong winds are expected to affect parts of the Grand Bank.
At their last update, at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Environment Canada confirmed that Hurricane Humberto was then located at approximately 400 kilometres west of Bermuda, and had maximum wind speeds of up to 185 km per hour.
At the last update, the hurricane was continuing to travel as expected.
Canadian storm-watchers will also be keeping a close eye on Tropical Storm Jerry, which has the potential to develop into a hurricane later this week. The storm was formed in the Atlantic, and was 855 miles east of the Leeward Islands as of Wednesday morning.
While the storm is expected to become a hurricane by Thursday night, Jerry’s path along the Atlantic remains uncertain.
It's still too soon to tell where exactly will be affected, forecasters said.
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If you’re in or around any impacted areas over the next couple of days, stay safe! A storm is brewing!