Earl storms on as Danielle fades away

| 30/08/2010

(CNS): Hurricane Earl which is now a category two hurricane was moving at 14 mph this morning as it headed towards the US Virgin Islands. Sustained winds are reaching 110mph with higher gusts and Earl is expected to become a major hurricane by tonight or early Tuesday as forecasters are predicting strengthening throughout the day. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 50 miles from the centre and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 175 miles. Meanwhile, Danielle is losing its tropical characteristics as it moves over the far northern Atlantic.

A hurricane warning is in effect across the Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico as Earl continues its west-northwestward path but a turn to the northwest is predicted for tomorrow.
A further area of low pressure some 1100 miles east of the Lesser Antilles currently has a 90% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone the National Hurricane Centre in Miami has said.
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