Hurricane Oscar Forms in Atlantic Ocean as Track Forecast Updated

  • Hurricane Oscar Forms in Atlantic Ocean as Track Forecast Updated

Hurricane Oscar Forms in Atlantic Ocean as Track Forecast Updated

Storms become hurricanes at 74 miles per hour.

Oscar became the eighth hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season Sunday but was far out in the Atlantic and posing no threat to land.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Oscar was centred Monday morning about 620 miles (1,000 kilometres) southeast of Bermuda, with top sustained winds of about 80 mph (130 kph). The Atlantic basin includes the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico. Additional strengthening is possible as well due to the warm waters and low wind shear directly above the storm. The storm is continuing to transition from a hybrid storm to a full-fledged tropical system on Saturday night.

The system that became Hurricane Kate formed southeast of the Bahamas on November 8, 2015, noted the WeatherBug blog.

"These storms can be troublesome for eastern Cuba, the Bahama, and Bermuda".

The storm's winds have increased to 75 miles per hour, making it a Category 1 hurricane.

A front is still on track to push Oscar early this week and turn it quickly northeast before even reaching Bermuda.