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Tropical Storms Shary and Tomas

An active hurricane season in the Atlantic continues
An active hurricane season in the Atlantic continues

Andrea Stockton, staff writer

October 29, 2010 — The Atlantic hurricane season continues to be a busy one. Tropical Storm Shary and Tomas have prompted several watches and warnings.

Tropical Storm Tomas could become a major hurricane by next week
Tropical Storm Tomas could become a major hurricane by next week


Tropical Storm Shary continued to pick up strength on Friday, with deteriorating conditions expected in Bermuda through the evening and overnight hours. Strong winds and up to 80 mm of rain is possible.

The good news though is that forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center expect that Shary will lose all tropical qualities by Saturday.


Tropical Storm Tomas on the other hand could become a hurricane on Saturday.

Tomas became the 19th named storm of the season on Friday after forming southeast of the Windward Islands. Tropical storm warnings were issued for areas including Barbados, Martinique, St.Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominica, and Grenada.

The storm could drop up to 200 mm across parts of the Windward and southern Leeward Islands. Forecasters are also warning of possible localized flooding with intense storm surge.

Typhoon Chaba weakens significantly
Typhoon Chaba weakens significantly


Meanwhile, in the Pacific, Typhoon Chaba was located southwest of Tokyo, Japan. The storm has weakened significantly and is expected to continue weakening. Locally heavy rain and gusty winds are still possible as the storm skirts Japan.

For the latest details on the activity in the tropics, the Atlantic and the Pacific, head to our Tropical Storm Centre.

With files from Lyndsay Morrison

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