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Forecasters: Gonzalo now a Category 4 hurricane

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Hurricane Gonzalo has strengthened to a Category 4 storm as it churns in the Atlantic.

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HURRICANE GONZALO LATEST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Gonzalo churned up heavy surf across much of the Caribbean on Tuesday.

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11pm UPDATE WITH NEW MAP: Tropical Storm Gonzalo

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (AP) — Hurricane Gonzalo formed Monday in the Caribbean and was on course to move out over open ocean after buffeting Antigua and nearby islands with heavy rain and dangerous wind.

4.30pm SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING WITH EFFECT FROM 4:00 PM EDT UNTIL 6:00 PM THURSDAY.

Tropical storm no threat to land

TROPICAL Storm Edouard strengthened into a hurricane yesterday in the central Atlantic with sustained winds of 80mph, although it was expected to remain far out at sea and pose no threat to land.

NEMA confirms islands spared the worst of Cristobal

THE National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed that the islands in the projected path of Tropical Storm Cristobal fared well during the passage of the fourth named storm of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Thunderstorm warning until 6.15pm Monday evening

The Bahamas department of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from until 6:15 pm this evening.

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Tropical Storm Cristobal expected to strengthen

TROPICAL Storm Cristobal was expected to dump from four to eight inches of rain on the southern islands of the Bahamas yesterday as it moved through the country with winds up to 45mph, which were expected to intensify.

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8pm: TROPICAL STORM CRISTOBAL LATEST

Tropical Storm Cristobal appears to be moving away form the Bahamas.

SYSTEM EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN AS IT REACHES THE BAHAMAS

METEOROLOGISTS are monitoring a low pressure system heading for the Bahamas that is expected to develop into a tropical storm or depression.

UPDATED: SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING UPDATE WITH EFFECT FROM 4:30PM EDT UNTIL 6:30PM MONDAY 18TH AUGUST 2014.

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Bertha leaves and becomes hurricane

HAVING brushed the Bahamas over the weekend Tropical Storm Bertha strengthened into a hurricane yesterday as it churned northwards far from land and posing no direct threat to the US mainland.

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Tropical Storm Bertha set to soak Southern and Central Bahamas

RESIDENTS in the southern and central Bahamas should brace themselves for heavy showers and thunderstorms early tomorrow morning as Tropical Storm Bertha passes through the archipelago.

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FRIDAY NOON: TROPICAL STORM WARNING

A tropical storm alert is now in effect for the south-east Bahamas, including Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay, Mayaguana and Inaugua, as well as the Turks and Caicos.

Storm forms in central tropical Atlantic

Tropical Depression Two formed in the Atlantic Ocean 1,200 miles east of the Lesser Antilles yesterday, the Bahamas Meteorology Department has reported.

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