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Tropical Storm Gert (07L) Moving Away from Bermuda

32.6N 70W

August 16th, 2011 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Gert (07L) - August 15th, 2011

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Track of TS 07L - August 15th, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 07L

At 5:00 PM AST (2100 UTC) the center of Tropical Storm Gert (07L) was located near latitude 33.2 north, longitude 62.7 west. Gert is moving toward the north-northeast near 14 mph (22 km/h).

Gert has reached its closest distance to Bermuda and is moving away from the island. A turn toward the northeast accompanied by an increase in forward speed is expected to begin by Tuesday morning and continue through Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts. Some fluctuations in intensity will be possible tonight and Tuesday morning. Gradual weakening is forecast to begin by Tuesday night and continue through Wednesday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center, mainly to the north and east of the center. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1002 mb (29.59 inches).

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