Hurricane Humberto is expected to become a powerful extratropical storm later today, with large swells affecting Bermuda and much of the US east coast. With maximum sustained winds of 110mph, the storm is now 415 miles northeast of Bermuda – and tracking in a northeast direction. Heavy winds from the storm will track into the UK next week, bringing heavy rain and fierce winds, according to the latest weather maps.
NOAA update 11:00 (AST) reads: "At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Humberto is located near latitude 36.8 North, longitude 60.0 West.
" Humberto is moving towards northeast near 24 mph (39 km / h). A slow north-northeast movement is expected later today and tonight.
"A turn toward the northeast is expected to begin on Friday. Gust.
" The storm is expected to slowly weaken and become a post-tropical storm later today. " Gradual weakening is now expected for the storm as it makes track of it to the UK, where energy from strong storms bring rain and fierce winds.
Large swells and dangerous storms Surf conditions are expected to continue along the coast of Bermuda in the next day or two – with the risk of coastal flooding.the northwestern Bahamas and most of the US coast, from northeast Florida to Mid-Atlantic states over the next few days.] There are no coast watches and warnings in effect in this latest advisory.
People are advised to consult their local weather service, a t the Bermuda Weather Service.
Prior to this update, as Humberto moved away from the island, more than 27,900 people – 80 percent of Bermuda's population – were left in the dark during a major power outage.
Belco power utility company was in an "emergency state" as rain and strong winds continued to evade the island.
Express.co.uk will continue to update this story as the storm develops.