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Leslie will bring strong winds

Strong winds are expected tomorrow as a result of Tropical Storm Leslie.

The storm was upgraded from a subtropical storm this afternoon and is expected to re-intensify as a hurricane on Tuesday.

It will bring increasingly strong winds to Bermuda, with near gale winds by Monday morning.

The Bermuda Weather Service also warned of moderate to rough seas, and moderate to very rough northeasterly swells on Monday.

Leslie was not listed as a threat to the island today, and its closest approach in the next three days is expected to be on Tuesday at 3pm when it will be 590 miles to the east of the island. At 6pm today, Leslie was 790 miles to the east-northeast of Bermuda, packing winds of 51mph and gusts of 63mph. It was moving southwest at about 6mph.

A BWS spokesman said this evening: “The latest track guidance has the centre of Tropical Storm Leslie remaining over 460 miles from Bermuda before the ridging shifts eastward and forces the system further east.”

A Small Craft Warning is expected to be extended through Monday night.

Image from the Bermuda Weather Service

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Published September 29, 2018 at 9:00 am (Updated September 30, 2018 at 1:52 pm)

Leslie will bring strong winds

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