LESLIE still blowing a hoolie

Thursday 4th October 2018

Disturbance Forty Six is currently off the coast of Nicaragua drifting slowly north and is expected to transit the Yucatan Channel on Monday and then enter the southern Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday. Regardless of any tropical development, heavy rainfall will be the primary threat. It's worth watching this, as late season storms typically follow this track and develop at the eleventh hour.

Hurricane LESLIE is now 450 miles east of Bermuda, milling around aimlessly and expected to continue to do so for a few more days. This is still blowing a hoolie but it would seem that this will reach peak tomorrow with 90 knot winds. This still presents no threat to land, although one lonely voice - not the Canadian guy this time - has posted a track across the Azores.

Disturbance Forty Seven is two days east of the African coast moving to the west at 10 knots. This is expected to reach the Lesser Antilles by the middle of next week, however as things stand, it may not last the crossing.

More mucky days at sea, otherwise stand easy.