Hurricane Fiona made landfall in the Dominican Republic today as it left millions of people without power in Puerto Rico, according to weather stations. Radar shows the hurricane is headed for the Atlantic Ocean, where it is expected to increase in intensity toward the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos before heading toward Nova Scotia.
Puerto Rico continues to experience torrential rains that cause major flooding and mudslides, according to The Weather Channel. Hurricane Fiona’s trail heads north, toward the southwestern Atlantic Ocean, The Weather Channel reported.
Here’s what you need to know:
As Fiona’s trail heads north, it heads toward the southeastern Bahamas and the islands of Turks and Caicos as it leaves the Dominican Republic, according to The Weather Channel. Radar shows it is likely to hit the islands on Tuesday. Hurricane Fiona made landfall early on Monday, September 19, 2022, near the Dominican Republic.
From there, Fiona could pose a serious threat to Bermuda sometime between late Thursday, September 22, 2022 or early Friday. It could continue to threaten parts of Canada’s Atlantic coast between Friday and Saturday. At that point, it could be “an intense post-tropical cyclone,” or it could still be categorized as a hurricane, The Weather Channel reported.
The Weather Channel reported that those with interests in Bermuda, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland should keep a close eye on Hurricane Fiona’s forecasts.
Fiona remains well off the east coast of the United States, but is likely to produce high waves between Wednesday and Saturday with the threat of dangerous rip currents, The Weather Channel reported.
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