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Hurricane Matthew and Typhoon Chaba Posted on 3 October, 2016 by Met Office Press Office Over the weekend Hurricane Matthew made headlines as it became the first hurricane in the Atlantic or Caribbean to reach category 5 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale since Felix in 2007. Although its intensity soon dropped back slightly, it is still maintaining category 4 strength with sustained winds currently near 130 mph.


Hurricane Nicole Heading for Bermuda Posted on 13 October, 2016 by Met Office Press Office Hurricane Nicole has continued strengthening and is now category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale with sustained winds near 130 mph. It is forecast to pass either directly over or very close to Bermuda later today.

The latest on Hurricane Matthew Posted on 8 October, 2016 by Met Office Press Office Hurricane Matthew has continued to slowly weaken and is currently a category 2 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Matthew is expected to move north, then northeast through the rest of Saturday along the coast of South Carolina, before turning east into the North Atlantic during Sunday.

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BBC graphic showing the five different categories of hurricanes on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale using a visual of a house and a tree

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There are currently three tropical storms in the Eastern Pacific Ocean - Tropical Storm/Hurricane "Karina", Tropical Storm "Lowell" and newly formed Tropical Storm "Marie". Both Karina and Lowell will gradually weaken over the next couple of days. Marie, however, is expected to rapidly intensify and reach major hurricane status (Category 3 or greater on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale) by Monday, August 25.​ - The Watchers