Danielle turns north as Earl becomes 5th named storm

| 25/08/2010

(CNS): Tropical Storm Earl was around 520 miles west of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands when it became the fifth tropical storm of the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season on Wednesday afternoon. With maximum sustained winds of 45 mph, Earl is now moving west at 16 mph. The NHC said that this motion is expected to continue during the next two days, some strengthening is forecast and Earl is expected to be ahurricane by Friday. Meanwhile, Hurricane Danielle which is travelling at 17mph has made a turn to the northwest and with winds increasing to near 105 mph, on Thursday, Danielle is now a category two hurricane with further strengthening possible during the next 48 hours.

 
Interests in Bermuda are now being advised to monitor the progress of Danielle which is still expected to pass east of the island.
 
Earl is currently forecast to follow a more westerly path and the NHC says the storm should pass the region to the North of the Leeward Islands by Monday.
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