Tropical Storm Bertha and Implications for the UK

Wednesday 06th Aug 2014 by theWeather Club
NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of Tropical Storm Bertha over the Bahamas on 3rd August 2014 at 11:35 a.m. EDT. (Credit: NASA MODIS Rapid Response Team)


Bertha is currently in situated off the east coast of the US and could head towards Europe over the next week, a Met Office blog explains.

Forecast models are suggesting it will stay offshore from the eastern coast of the US and head north before tracking east across the Atlantic, in the general direction of the UK and Europe.  However, there is a lot of uncertainty about exactly what track it will take.

However, there is certainty that as the storm heads north away from the very warm seas which drive its power, it will lose strength. As it does so, it will become an extra-tropical storm which may deliver heavy rain, strong winds and large waves to parts of the UK and Europe.

For the full Met Office blog visit: http://metofficenews.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/is-tropical-storm-bertha-heading-for-the-uk/

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