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UK weather MAP: Atlantic cyclone heading straight for UK – Tropical Storm Edouard tracker
July 6, 2020
Tropical Storm Edouard is moving “quickly” northeastward in the Atlantic Ocean, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Maps and spaghetti models show the storm is heading straight for the UK.
However, the churning weather system is still far away from any land.
Right now, Edouard is located about 530 miles south of Cape Race Newfoundland.
There are also no coastal watches or warning in effect.
Tropical Storm Edouard is moving toward the northeast near 36mph and this motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days.
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Will Tropical Storm Edouard hit UK?
According to NOAA, Edouard is expected to become a post-tropical storm later on Monday.
That means the weather system won’t smash into the UK as a tropical storm.
However, remnants could, as seen on spaghetti models from Cyclocane, arrive in Britain later this week.
Its future trajectory is likely to bring the ex-tropical storm into Ireland and Scotland by mid-week.
The storm is currently packing maximum sustained winds near 40mph with higher gusts.
Little significant change in strength is forecast before Edouard is forecast to become post-tropical later today or tonight.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles, mainly to the southeast of the centre.
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The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb.
According to NOAA’s satellite imagery Edouard is comprised of an exposed swirl of low- to mid-level clouds with a strong cluster of convection over the northeastern quadrant.
Various subjective and objective satellite intensity estimates range from 40 to 50mph.
The initial intensity is held at a possibly conservative 40mph.
NOAA wrote in its latest advisory: “Due to the rapid motion, it is possible that the system no longer has a closed circulation.
“However, there is not enough evidence of this to justify stopping advisories at this time.”
It added: “Edouard is embedded in strong southwesterly mid-latitude flow, and a fast motion toward the northeast should continue until the cyclone dissipates.
“The new track forecast is little changed from the previous forecast, and it lies near the centre of the tightly clustered model guidance.”