The weather, currently.
After an overnight low of 12°C, we’re in for a partly cloudy day, with a chance of showers, most likely in the morning. The top of 16°C will arrive by midday. Winds will be southerly from 20 to 30km/h, with waves from 1 to 1.5 metres on the bay. Showers should ease by the early evening and stay away for the rest of the week as temperatures begin to climb, slowly but surely, towards the low twenties next week. Finally time to put away the winter woollies? Do we dare to dream?
— Megan Herbert
What you need to know, currently.
Evacuations are underway in Florida as Hurricane Ian moves in. Hurricane Ian, which is now a Category 3 hurricane, is expected to grow to a Category 4 by Tuesday afternoon, before making landfall in Florida’s Gulf Coast on Wednesday. Thousands across the state are under mandatory evacuation orders.
Since leaving Cuba, the storm’s track has moved slightly east — dangerous Hurricane weather is still expected along the West coast. Threats include flooding, hurricane force winds, tornadoes, power outages and storm surges. Storm surges south of Tampa Bay in Sarasota are now expected to reach up to 12 feet.
According to Currently’s Hurricane expert, Glenn Schwartz, with the hurricane’s new path, there is a smaller chance of the storm weakening before landfall. This will cause the storm to make landfall faster than previously expected.
What you can do, currently.