The latest report, at 5:00 a.m. AST, located the center of tropical storm Leslie “near latitude 24.7 north – longitude 62.5 west;” i.e. in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, and far from any land.
Leslie is almost stationary at the moment, as the NHC said it is “moving toward the north near 3 mph, 6 km/h, a slow northward motion, which may be erratic at times, is expected over the next couple of days.
“Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph, 100 km/h, with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles, 335 km, from the center.”
Nonetheless, Leslie could pose a threat to Bermuda. If it continues on the present forecast track, it would pass over, or near, the island next Sunday, just in time to coincide with the opening of the 56th Reinsurance Rendezvous in Monte Carlo.
Source: National Hurricane Center
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