Hurricane Epsilon has rapidly intensified, but this strengthening trend should begin to ease soon.
About 450 miles or 725 km ESE of Bermuda
According to the National Hurricane Centre (NHC), Miami, Florida at 5:00 a.m. AST, the centre of Hurricane Epsilon was located near latitude 28.9 North, longitude 58.3 West. Epsilon is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h) and this motion at a slower forward speed is expected through today. Epsilon is expected to turn toward the northwest tonight, followed by a turn toward the north by Thursday night. On the forecast track, the centre of Epsilon is forecast to make its closest approach to Bermuda Thursday afternoon or evening.
Maximum sustained winds are near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is possible today, followed by little change in strength into the weekend. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the centre and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 435 miles (705 km) mainly to the north of the centre. The estimated minimum central pressure is 976 mb (28.82 inches).
Source: National Hurricane Centre (NHC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2020