Atlantic Hurricane Oscar moving westward: NHC

Atlantic Hurricane Oscar moving westward: NHC

Atlantic Hurricane Oscar moving westward: NHC

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Saturday morning that Oscar was centred about 1,040 miles (1,675 kilometres) east-southeast of Bermuda, and it was moving west at 13 mph (20 kph). It is expected to turn towards the northwest on Monday and may rush across the north-central Atlantic by the middle of the week.

Hurricane Oscar, located in the central Atlantic, is moving westward with little change in strength, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said yesterday.

Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar has maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour (85 km/h), with higher gusts.

Oscar is the eighth hurricane of the six-month Atlantic hurricane season that ends November 30. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next several days, and Oscar is expected to make a transition to a tropical storm on Sunday. The Atlantic hurricane season ends on November 30, but it usually peaks on September 10-11.

The system "is gradually becoming better defined and the associated shower and thunderstorm activity is showing signs of organization", the Miami-based Hurricane Center said in an 8 a.m. advisory.

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