Beaches closed in Bermuda as Tropical Storm Colin approaches; Estelle forms in the PacificBy AP
Friday, August 6, 2010
Colin heads for Bermuda; Estelle forms in Pacific
MIAMI — Tropical Storm Colin is heading toward Bermuda, while Tropical Storm Estelle has formed in the Pacific.
Colin’s center is expected to pass near or over Bermuda on Saturday. A tropical storm warning was issued for the British territory, and authorities closed beaches, warning of high winds and dangerous surf.
Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center said Saturday the center of the storm is about 230 miles (365 kilometers) south-southwest of Bermuda and is moving north around 4 mph (6 kph). Its maximum sustained winds are 45 mph (75 kph).
In the Pacific, Estelle’s center was about 220 miles (355 km) southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, as it moved away from the coast. The storm has top sustained winds of 50 mph (85 kph) and is heading west at 10 mph (17 kph).
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