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Category 5 Hurricane Lee, Tropical Storm Margot Expected To Strengthen

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Forecasters expect two weather systems in the Atlantic, Category 5 Hurricane Lee and Tropical Storm Margot, to strengthen.

In its 6:00 am weather forecast on Friday, the Saint Lucia Meteorological Services said  Lee’s maximum sustained winds have increased to near 165 mph or 270 km/h, with higher gusts.

However, the forecast expected additional strengthening during the day, with Lee remaining a powerful hurricane ‘well into next week’

At 5:00 am Friday, the eye of Hurricane Lee was near latitude 17.8 North, longitude 53.5 West or about 630 miles or 1015 kilometres east of the northern Leeward Islands.

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The system was moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph or 22 km/h.

The forecast expected the movement to continue in the coming days, with a gradual slowing down.

Swells generated by Lee were expected to reach portions of the Lesser Antilles Friday, and interests in the area were advised to stay alert.

Meanwhile at 5:00 am Friday, the centre of Tropical Storm Margot was located near latitude 17.4 North, longitude 30.8 West.

Margot was moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph or 26 km/h, with near 40 mph or 65 km/h.

The National Hurricane Center suspects the storm could become a hurricane.

But Margot is not currently a threat to any land and is expected to stay over the ocean.

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  1. Fear not 🇱🇨 St Lucians ❗
    Is God not among us ?
    GOD :
    A Refuge from the storm !
    A shelter from the wind !


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