Met Office issues Hurricane Helene 'risk to life' warning

Graphic from the National Hurricane Center in Miami

Olivia's maximum sustained winds are about 60 miles per hour, after the storm weakened from Category 1 strength, forecasters said.

The storm is located about 1,350 miles south-southwest of the Azores, and it is moving north-northwest at 14 mph.

That storm was moving through the eastern Caribbean Sea, bringing bands of rain over the Lesser Antilles, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

No coastal watches or warnings were in effect as of Monday morning.

"Interests elsewhere in the southeastern and mid-Atlantic states should monitor the progress of Florence", said the NHC.

Meteorologists expect Isaac to travel through the eastern and central Caribbean in the coming days and experience a gradual weakening until it degrades to a tropical wave at any time.

Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches with isolated amounts up to 8 to 10 inches over Dominica.


Forecasters said Isaac will bring several inches of rain to some locations and possibly life-threatening surf conditions.

As for the great storm that hit Britain in 1987, the one BBC weatherman Michael Fish told viewers the night before that there wouldn't be, that wasn't strictly a hurricane.

Hurricane Warning: An announcement that sustained winds of 74 miles per hour or higher are expected somewhere within a specified area in association with a tropical cyclone.

When enough of these cluster together and the right conditions are met, a tropical storm becomes a hurricane.

9/12/18 2 p.m.: Greater chance of tropical storm force wind speeds across Midlands with highest chances (60%-80%) in the eastern Midlands and Pee Dee region in SC. "Heavy and long-lasting rainfall could lead to catastrophic flooding in inland parts of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia".

President Donald Trump declared states of emergency for North and SC and Virginia, opening the way for federal aid.

After forecast models showed steering currents collapsing as the storm nears the Carolina coast Tuesday, forecasters shifted the track slightly south. Another system began forming near Hurricane Florence and was forecast at a 20 percent chance of formation over five days.

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