Franklin strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane on Monday

Article first published: Monday, Aug. 28, 2023, 5 a.m. ET

According to the National Hurricane Center’s 5 am Monday advisory, Franklin found new strength and has evolved from a Category 2 hurricane into a Category 3 hurricane with sustained winds of 115 miles per hour.

Category 3 Hurricane Franklin is 395 miles north of Grand Turk Island and 505 miles southwest of Bermuda, with maximum sustained wind of 115 mph. It’s moving 8 mph to the north-northwest.

"A gradual turn toward the north and north-northeast with a slightly faster forward speed is expected during the next couple of days." forecasters explained. "Some additional strengthening is forecast today, but gradual weakening is expected to begin by Tuesday afternoon."


Yesterday, Franklin found new strength and evolved from a Category 1 hurricane into a Category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 100 miles per hour.


SURF: Swells generated by Franklin are beginning to affect Bermuda. These swells are expected to spread toward the east coast of the United States during the next couple of days, likely resulting in life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

Source: National Hurricane Center

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