Sebastien, the latest named storm of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season, has lost its tropical storm attributes. Now considered a post-tropical system, Sebastien saw its last update from Miami’s National Hurricane Center issued.
As of that final update from the National Hurricane Center, the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Sebastien was located near latitude 41.0 North, longitude 28.9 West. Sebastien is moving toward the northeast near 40 mph and this motion is expected to continue for the next day or so. Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph with higher gusts. The National Hurricane Center believes Post-tropical cyclone Sebastien should maintain its intensity before merging with another low during the next day or two. For now, gale-force winds extend outward up to 220 miles from the center of the storm while the estimated minimum central pressure is 993 mb or 29.33 inches.
The cyclone is expected to bring gusty winds and rain to the Azores through Monday morning while swells generated by Sebastien are expected to affect the Azores during the next couple of days. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. What’s left of Sebastien will bring some rain and wind to portions of Ireland and the United Kingdom in the coming days.
The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season lasts just 6 more days. For at least the next 5, the National Hurricane Center doesn’t expect any tropical cyclone formation in the basin. While storms are always possible in the off-season, it is becoming likely that Sebastien was the last storm of the 2019 year.