Gaston heads toward central Azores Islands; tropical storm conditions expected Friday & Saturday

Tropical Storm Gaston is no threat to North America
TS Gaston Sept 22 AM
Posted at 8:32 AM, Sep 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-23 08:43:02-04

As the National Hurricane Center monitors Hurricane Fiona, the first major hurricane of the season, forecasters are monitoring Tropical Storm Gaston which was moving east-southeast toward the central Azores Islands.

At 8 a.m., the NHC said Gaston is 135 miles north-northwest of Fatal Island in the central Azores with maximum sustained winds of 60 miles an hour. The storm is moving east-southeast at 7 miles an hour.

Gaston formed over the central Atlantic Ocean Monday morning. Forecasters said the system poses no threat to North America at this time.

However, interests in the Azores should monitor the development.


Watches and Warnings in effect:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...

  • Flores and Corvo in the western Azores
  • Faial, Pico, Sao Jorge, Graciosa and Terceira in the central Azores