Tropical Storm Leslie gathers strength in Atlantic
on 01/09/2012 13:00:43
The National Hurricane Centre in Miami said Leslie has top sustained winds of 70mph and could become a hurricane this weekend.
It was 550 miles east of the Leeward Islands at 5am Eastern Daylight Time today and moving west-northwest on a course well to the north-east.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Ileana has weakened in the eastern Pacific and should become a remnant low by tomorrow.
Ileana was about 510 miles west of the southern Tip of Baja California early today, moving westward deeper into the Pacific.
Out in the Atlantic posing no immediate threat to land, Hurricane Kirk was some 830 miles south-southeast of Newfoundland, Canada, with maximum sustained winds of 75mph.