Tropical storm Leslie slowly approaching Bermuda on Saturday, September 8. NOAA satellite image
By Caribbean News Now contributor
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Leslie continued to move away from Bermuda on Sunday evening after buffeting the British territory with gusty winds and rain, leaving scattered power outages.
According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 5:00 pm EDT on Sunday, the centre of Tropical Storm Leslie was located about 175 miles east-northeast of Bermuda, moving toward the north near 14 mph.
Tropical-storm-force winds were expected to end over Bermuda sometime Sunday evening, however, a tropical storm warning remained in effect for the island.
Swells generated by Leslie will continue to affect Bermuda, the US east coast from central Florida northward, the Canadian Maritimes, the northern Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands for the next couple of days. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
Leslie is also expected to produce additional rainfall accumulations of 1 to 2 inches on Bermuda.