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Bermuda holidays on watch as tropical storm Colin heads its way

  • 08-Aug-10 15:21
  • Bermuda
  • Holiday Industry

The third tropical storm to form in the Atlantic during this year's hurricane season was expected to pass west of Bermuda on Saturday and Sunday night, bringin the island with the possibility of heavy rains and generally stormy and unsettled weather.

Bermuda holidays on watch as tropical storm Colin heads its way

Putting Bermuda holidays on alert, it has been announced by metereological sources that Tropical Storm Colin barreled towards Bermuda on Friday, with U.S. forecasters predicting the weather system could clip the island, or even pass directly over it, but was not likely to affect the U.S. east coast. Those working in the hospitality industry in the island however, prepared for the coming of of heavy rains and general stormy weather and warned visitors currently enjoying Bermuda holidays to remain inside the hotel facilities where they'd be provided with entertainment to help them endure the stormy weather.

At 11:00 am local time the storm was about 380 miles south-southwest of Bermuda, packing sustained winds of 45 miles an hour, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said.

"The center of Colin is expected to pass just west of Bermuda on Saturday or Sunday night. However only a slight deviation to the east of the forecast track could bring the center over the island," it said.

Forecasters also revealed that the storm system was expected to produce "coastal flooding and large and battering waves in Bermuda," and would drop between three to five inches of rain on the island.

"Little change in strength is expected today, with some strengthening forecast tonight and Saturday," the center added.

Colin is the third tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June through the end of November. And even though the predictions for this year's hurricane season foretold huge probabilities of various hurricanes forming, so far there hasn't been any sort of hurricane formation as of yet threatening Caribbean holidays.

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