BWS ‘Closely Monitoring’ Hurricane Lee

September 7, 2023 | 0 Comments

“We continue to closely monitor the progress of Hurricane Lee,” the Bermuda Weather Service said, with the BWS noting that it is “not a threat to Bermuda at this time,” with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hours forecast to be 663 nm to the SSE at 12.00pm on Sunday [Sept 10], with the BWS noting that “this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period depending upon its track.”

BWS Hurricane Lee September 7 2023

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 1100 AM AST [1500 UTC], the center of Hurricane Lee was located near latitude 16.4 North, longitude 50.0 West. Lee is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph [24 km/h], and this motion is expected to continue through Friday. A slower motion toward the west-northwest is forecast over the weekend. On the forecast track, the core of Lee will move north of the northern Leeward islands during the next few days.

“Maximum sustained have quickly increased to near 105 mph [165 km/h] with higher gusts. Rapid intensification is expected today and tonight. Lee will likely become a major hurricane later today. Lee is forecast to remain a very strong major hurricane through the weekend Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles [35 km] from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles [150 km].”

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