Subtropical Storm Ernesto heads toward Ireland, UK

By On August 16, 2018

Subtropical Storm Ernesto heads toward Ireland, UK

Subtropical Storm Ernesto is expected to pick up speed in the Atlantic as it heads toward Ireland and the United Kingdom, hurricane forecasters said Thursday morning (Aug. 16). The storm currently poses no threat to land.

As of 4 a.m. Thursday, Ernesto was 605 miles southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland, and was moving northeast at 13 mph. It's expected to move "significantly faster" during the next couple days, forecasters with the National Hurricane Center said.

It had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph Thursday morning. It's expected to become a post-tropical cyclone Thursday night or early Friday and then merge with a frontal zone on Saturday near Ireland.

No watches or warnings were in effect Thursday morning because of Ernesto.

Read the full advisory.

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Carlie Kollath Wells is a morning reporter at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. Have an early-bird tip? Send it to her: cwells@nola.com or Twitter @carlie_kollath.

Source: Google News United Kingdom | Netizen 24 United Kingdom

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