HURRICANE OMAR ... UPDATE ... 16TH OCTOBER 2008 ... 0015 BST
Bit quiet tonight on the forum eh? Perhaps you are all watching Omar on the sat loops
Anyway ... Omar is strengthening again and should reach Cat 2 or (hopefully not) Cat 3 by the time he crosses the northern Windwards (or Leewards as they put it).
Omar looks a little messy as there is some dry air and light shear puncturing the north west quadrant and of course the shear is carrying away the outer rainbands to the east and south east.
But Omar is very dangerous and I hope all those in his path have taken the necessary precautions ... the next 12 to 24 hours are looking bad for the Northern Windwards and alot can happen before this Hurricane crosses over them ... expect the worst is the best attitude.
There is not much more to say, apart from the fact that i suspect Omar could be the next autumnal storm for the UK next week ... regardless of that, I hope all take care.