Hurricane Leslie heads north in Atlantic Ocean

Hurricane Leslie heads north in Atlantic Ocean

Hurricane Leslie heads north in Atlantic Ocean

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles.

The Miami-based National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said Leslie, packing 80 miles per hour winds with higher gusts, was stationary 510 miles east-southeast of Bermuda in the central Atlantic.

Forecasters expect the hurricane to stay way out in the ocean for the next few days and the Met Office says it is still too early to say exactly what impact it will have on the UK.

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This storm does not pose a threat to Florida or the USA, but swells generated by Leslie will create life-threatening surf and rip current conditions along our east coast for most of the week. It was moving west-southwest at about 5mph. A turn to the north is forecast to occur late Wednesday into Thursday, followed by a motion toward the north-northeast on Friday, the hurricane center says. Swells are expected to increase near the coasts of New England and Atlantic Canada by the end of the week.

The low pressure system has disorganized showers and thunderstorms that could become more organized as it drifts slowly across the northwestern Caribbean Sea. The storm was named again yesterday as a subtropical storm as it transitioned again.

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