Sept. 5 (UPI) — Hurricane Larry remained a major hurricane early Monday but was situated well east of any land.
On Friday night it intensified into a Category 3 storm.
In its 5 a.m. EDT update, the National Hurricane Center said the eye of the storm was located about 730 miles east-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands and about 1,065 miles southeast of Bermuda. It had 120 mph sustained winds and was moving northwest at 12 mph. It had hurricane force winds that extended outward up to 70 miles, it said.
The hurricane was not near land and no warnings or watches were in effect.
Larry is expected to remain a major hurricane through the middle of the week but little change in strength is forecast during the next few days, though fluctuations in intensity will be possible.
“Swells generated by Larry are affecting the Lesser Antilles and are expected to spread westward to portions of the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas and Bermuda today and through Tuesday,” the NHC said. “Significant swells should reach the east coast of the United States and Atlantic Canada by midweek and continue affecting these shores through the end of the week.”
The swells are forecast to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.