Hurricane Ignacio weakens as it moves closer to Hawaii

31 Aug 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Hurricane Ignacio weakens as it moves closer to Hawaii.

Anthony Reynes, a meteorologist with the Central Pacific Hurricane Center, said winds have dropped from 130 miles per hour to 115 miles per hour. LOS ANGELES: Hurricane Ignacio moved menacingly closer to Hawaii on Sunday but the worst of the powerful storm should spare the American archipelago, according to latest forecasts.The Massive Island of is bracing for top winds, heavy rain and ocean swells of as much as 20 ft as strengthening Hurricane Ignacio approaches the state. With maximum sustained winds of near 215kph the National Weather Service has Ignacio – a category-four hurricane – continuing northward of the islands.

After initial fears of a Hawaii landfall, the latest reports put the hurricane 692km from Hawaii and continuing on a northwest course out to sea, although it will still cause strong winds and rain to drench Hawaii. A tropical storm watch was issued for the Huge Island, and forecasters warned that sustained winds there might probably attain tropical storm pressure of 39 mph as early as Monday morning. Swells generated by Ignacio alongside east and southeast dealing with shores of the Massive Island will improve to 15 to 20 ft Sunday by way of Monday, creating probably life-threatening surf circumstances, forecasters stated. It’s anticipated to move north of Hawaii within the coming week, however forecasters warn that there’s nonetheless uncertainty concerning the storm’s path. “If Ignacio shifts to the proper, we might see mild winds, extra humid circumstances, and localized heavy rain. Everybody ought to proceed to watch the progress of Ignacio in the course of the subsequent a number of days,” the Nationwide Climate Service informed The Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

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