Tweet (6:30 p.m. EDT) -- Hurricane Danielle, the fourth named storm of the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season, continues to churn toward the islands of Bermuda.
According to the National Hurricane Center's (NHC) 5 p.m. update, maximum sustained winds are currently at 85 miles per hour, making Danielle a Category One storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale (Category Five is the highest). Slow strengthening is expected over the next 48 hours.
Cruise Ship Itinerary Changes
There are no itinerary changes to report at this time. Representatives from Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Holland America Line and Norwegian Cruise Line -- which all have ships heading to Bermuda in the coming days -- said that they are closely monitoring the situation.
Weather Outlook: Next Affected Ships & Ports
The storm is expected to continue moving northwest for the next several days, and NHC projections have the storm reaching the area around Bermuda by sometime this weekend. Stay tuned.
--by Dan Askin, Associate Editor
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Bermuda Bound? Hurricane Danielle Churns Through Atlantic
August 25, 2010