Fish storm LESLIE at hurricane strength
Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Disturbance Forty Six is currently near stationary in the south-west Caribbean mid-way between Panama and the Mosquito Coast of Nicaragua. The current consensus takes this north or north-nor'west over the coming weekend into the eastern Gulf of Mexico by Monday or Tuesday. Regardless of any tropical development, heavy rainfall will be the primary threat.
Fish storm LESLIE has reached long-awaited hurricane strength around 500 miles east of Bermuda and is still parked, producing winds of between 65 and 80 knots. This is showing no signs of movement from its current location and will continue to loaf about in open Atlantic for the next few days with no threat to land.
Disturbance Forty Seven is a day west of the African coast, passing south of the Cape Verde Islands, westbound at 8 knots. As yet, there are no signs of development.
Another uncomfortable day for fish and sailors in the east Atlantic, otherwise stand easy.