September 3rd, 2010

Update: Tropical Storm Fiona

Posted at 10:41 AM ET

fiona-fri-3-smallTropical Storm Fiona has continued its journey across the open Atlantic and is currently located approximately 285 miles (460 kilometers) south-southwest of Bermuda, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Fiona has maintained tropical storm status since its formation and currently packs sustained winds of around 50 mph (85 kmph). The storm is traveling in a northerly direction and Fiona is expected take a turn to the north-northeast later today. On this forecast track, Fiona is expected to pass near Bermuda tomorrow (September 4). The NHC said tropical storm-force winds extend 50 miles (85 kilometers) from the centre of the storm.

A tropical storm warning has been issued for Bermuda. The NHC said tropical storm-force winds are expected to reach Bermuda later today or early tomorrow and rainfall of up to 3 inches (75 millimeters) is expected to fall. The NHC’s forecast shows Fiona passing over Bermuda around 06:00 UTC on September 4, bringing strong winds and heavy rain to the island. After brushing Bermuda, Fiona is expected to head out into the open Atlantic and weaken. Guy Carpenter will continue to monitor Fiona’s progress and we will only issue an update to this report if the storm causes significant damage in Bermuda.

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Hazard data illustrated in the CAT-i map was taken from i-aXs®, Guy Carpenter’s web-based risk management platform. i-aXs users can view impacted areas on any map as well as see how their portfolios were affected. Please contact your broker or Instrat® representative for assistance or go to www.i-axs.info for further information.

Elsewhere in the Atlantic, Gaston was downgraded to a tropical depression at 21:00 UTC on September 2. However, forecasters said there was a 40 percent chance of Gaston’s remnants re-intensifying back into a tropical cyclone within the next 48 hours.

Sources: National Hurricane Center, WSI, Associated Press, CNN News

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Hazard data illustrated in the CAT-i map was taken from i-aXs®, Guy Carpenter’s web-based risk management platform. i-aXs users can view impacted areas on any map as well as see how their portfolios were affected. Please contact your broker or Instrat® representative for assistance or go to www.i-axs.info for further information.

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