Hurricane Sam continues with strong winds in a northwesterly direction
Hurricane Sam continued its progress away from powerful winds and land across the Atlantic on Wednesday, two conditions that will continue until next week, when it has already reached the northern part of the ocean.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) is a Type 4 hurricane on the Sam Sapphire-Simpson scale (1 to 5) with winds of up to 130 miles per hour (215 km / h).
At 0500 (0900 GMT) Sam moved about 445 miles (730 km) east of the Leeward Islands and 9 miles (15 km / h) northwest.
Coastal clocks or alarms are not in effect as the seventh hurricane passes over the Atlantic in 2021.
NHC Sam accelerated its overall northwest movement until Friday, expecting him to return north.
On the forecast route, Sam will pass through the northeast and northeast of the North Leeward Islands today, untouched.
Anguilla, Barbuda, Antigua, Saint Bartholomew, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Sabah and Saint Kitts and Nevis are the main Leeward Islands that are part of the lower Antilles.
Some fluctuations in Sam’s intensity are expected over the next few days, but it will be a powerful hurricane over the weekend.
The hurricane winds up to 40 miles (65 km) from the center and the tropical storm winds up to 125 miles (205 km).
The storm surge created by Sam is expected to affect the Lesser Antilles over the next few days and then spread across the east coast of the United States this weekend after reaching Bermuda and the Bahamas in a couple of days.
These swellings can be life threatening and cause current conditions.
There are currently three low pressure systems in the Atlantic Ocean that can create hurricanes, the most distant of which are hurricanes off the American continent.
So far this year, seven hurricanes have formed in the Atlantic Ocean: Elsa, Grace, Henry, Ida, Larry, Nicholas and Sam. Among them Grace, Ida, Larry and Sam reached 3 or more varieties on the Sapphire-Simpson scale.