Bermuda - Tropical Cyclone EPSILON update (DG ECHO, GDACS, NOAA, media) (ECHO Daily Flash 22 October 2020)

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  • Tropical cyclone EPSILON continued north-west over the Atlantic Ocean toward the Bermuda Islands, strengthening. On 22 October at 6.00 UTC its centre was located offshore approximately 450 km south-east of Bermuda main island, with maximum sustained wind of 185 km/h (Category 3 Hurricane).
  • EPSILON is forecast to pass well off (around 250 km east) the Bermuda main island in the morning (UTC) of 23 October, with maximum sustained wind of 165-175 km/h (Category 2 Hurricane). On the forecast track, it is expected to continue northeastward over the North Atlantic Ocean, weakening, on 24-25 October.
  • Heavy rainfall, strong wind and storm surge are forecast over Bermuda on 22-24 October. NOAA has issued a tropical storm warning over Bermuda.