KIRK weakening in southern Caribbean

Friday 28th September 2018

From west to east,

Tropical Storm KIRK made a landfall and crossed the island of St. Lucia last night, bringing a wide web of radiating squalls with sustained winds of 45 knots and heavy rainfall. Now 100 miles north west of Grenada, KIRK wobbled south of track just after landfall but is still set to head west into the southern Caribbean and weaken to a remnant low.

Disturbance Forty One is centred 200 miles south Nova Scotia headed harmlessly east-nor'east at 12 knots. This has had its day and will head out to sea.

Extratropical fishstorm LESLIE is around 1,200 miles east of Bermuda, more or less stationary and intensifying. LESLIE is expected to become a hurricane in the next day or so and is set to be a very large storm indeed with a gale force windfield radius of 500 miles. This would be an unwelcome visitor to any land area but is set to remain at sea only irritating sailors and fish.

Disturbance Forty Five is around 200 miles south of the Cape Verde Islands headed west-nor'west at 12 knots. This is showing no signs of development for the time being.

Stand by for foul weather in the central Atlantic otherwise stand easy.

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