26 September 2017 - bulletin 611

Updated at 0900 GMT
Latest warnings for 14L and 15L


NORTHERN ATLANTIC OCEAN
HURRICANE Lee / 14L
Warning 33 from NHC at 0900 GMT
Position 30.5N 50.6W
Location 1555 miles WSW of the Azores
Movement 260° (W) at 9 knots
Maximum sustained winds 85 knots gusting to 100 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 45 miles of the centre
Winds of 64 knots or higher occur within 15 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses NONE
Minimum central pressure 977 mbar
Next warning from NHC at 1500 GMT

Lee is moving west and is also intensifying. The cyclone will recurve round to the northeast, gradually weakening all the while, eventually becoming extra-tropical.

HURRICANE Maria / 15L
Warning 41 from NHC at 0900 GMT
Position 32.9N 73.1W
Location 210 miles SE of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
Movement 360° (N) at 6 knots
Maximum sustained winds 65 knots gusting to 80 knots
Saffir Simpson category: I
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 240 miles of the centre
Winds of 64 knots or higher occur within 105 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Carolinas
Minimum central pressure 970 mbar
Next warning from NHC at 1200 GMT

Maria is weakening as it moves broadly north. After three days, the system will veer east whilst weakening. The Carolinas could see some direct impacts from Maria.

Regional warnings
A tropical storm WARNING is in force from Bogue Inlet to the North Carolina / Virginia border, including the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds
A storm surge watch is in force from Cape Lookout to Duck
A storm surge of 2 to 4 feet can be expected in the watch area, including the sound side of the Outer Banks
Rainfall totals of 1 or 2 inches can be expected over the Outer Banks of North Carolina
Life-threatening surf and riptide conditions are occurring in Bermuda, Puerto Rico, the north coast of Hispaniola, the Turks & Caicos Islands and the Bahamas; the east coast of the US from Florida to New England.