At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Nigel was located near latitude 40.6 North, longitude 47.8 West. Nigel is moving toward the northeast near 30 mph (48 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue the next day or two.
Maximum sustained winds are near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher gusts. Weakening is forecast during the next couple of days, and Nigel is forecast to become a post-tropical cyclone by Friday.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 150 miles (240 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 977 mb (28.85 inches).
Watches and Warnings
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
SURF: Swells generated by Nigel currently affecting Bermuda will gradually subside through tonight. These swells are likely to cause …