Tropical storm Nigel became a Category 1 hurricane on Monday

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Article first published: Monday, Sep. 18, 2023, 5 a.m. ET

Article last updated: Monday, Sep. 18, 2023, 11 p.m. ET

According to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 pm Monday advisory, Nigel has reached new heights of intensity and has upgraded from a tropical storm into a Category 1 hurricane, with winds blowing at 85 miles per hour.

Category 1 Hurricane Nigel is 765 miles east-southeast of Bermuda, with maximum sustained wind of 85 mph. It’s moving 12 mph to the northwest.

"Nigel is forecast to turn northward late Tuesday, and then accelerate northeastward through the rest of the week." forecasters explained. "Additional strengthening is forecast during the next day or so." They also said "Gradual weakening is expected to begin by late Wednesday."

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND:

SURF: Swells generated by Nigel are expected to reach Bermuda on Tuesday. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

Source: National Hurricane Center

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